Month: December 2014

Ch-Ch-Changes – The Difference a Year Can Make

Ch-Ch-Changes – The Difference a Year Can Make

We tend to think of ourselves as a single, continuous existence. But even over the course of a single year, it’s amazing how much can change. It doesn’t even have to be a year of upheaval. A while back, I posted a writing exercise I did for Geraldine Brooks workshop at Iceland Writers Retreat. I…

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Heavy Metal Road Trip: Iceland Northern Route

Heavy Metal Road Trip: Iceland Northern Route

I’ve already written here and in other places about the close-knit Eistnaflug festival that drew me (and about 200 other foreigners) to a remote fjord in Iceland in July. Iceland really only has one main road outside of Reykjavik – the Ring Road, which, you guessed it, rings the island. The north route along the…

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Daughter of the Forest

Daughter of the Forest

I was introduced to Juliete Marillier’s Daughter of the Forest by the fabulous Felicia Day and her Vaginal Fantasy Bookclub. But I don’t know how I missed it on my own, since it’s right up my alley. Set in a mythological Ireland when Druids still held the upper hand against expanding Christendom and Fair Folk…

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My Daughter Got a Lammily for her Birthday and You Won’t Believe Her Response

My Daughter Got a Lammily for her Birthday and You Won’t Believe Her Response

How’s that for a Buzzfeed-worthy headline? Anyway, I remember hearing about the crowdfunding campaign for Lammily and thinking, “She’d better have awesome clothes.” Oh wait, I’d better back up. Lammily is a new Barbie alternative designed after actual human body dimensions. The first time I saw a picture of one, I thought it looked weird.…

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