Darkened Awakening: A Short Story

  Night…awake… dreaming…? What time can it be? Late…so late. I am tired…so, so tired. Did I sleep? I do not know. I feel…something…a presence. I see nothing, no one. Gentle air crosses my skin with an eerie familiarity…of dread. … Continue reading

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Northern Iceland: Sights in the Snow

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Fast facts first, photos to follow: Akureyri is a town, not a city Iceland converted to Christianity at the Goðafoss; which translates to “Waterfall of the Gods” Iceland is cold Eyjafjörður, in the central north, is the longest fjord in … Continue reading

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Liebster Award

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  Such an honor! Never thought my blog would be nominated for an award. Thanks Angela for the nomination! The Liebster Award is a great way to find new bloggers whose experiences may be worth your attention. The Rules: Once nominated, … Continue reading

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Hamburg, Germany: 12 Terrible Hours

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  Before starting, here are some do’s and don’ts of traveling: Do: Research an area before arriving Don’t: Use a debit card for a payphone, unless it’s an emergency Do: Pre-book lodging before arriving to a city, especially on weekends … Continue reading

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The Reason

Strikingly intricate This constant sleep and wake Too real to be a dream Too astral to be absolute   Chance applies Causation applies Every rise and fall unfolds the psyche Represents an underlying acumen   With understanding No thing can … Continue reading

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Staying at a Homeless Shelter: the 4 Things I Learned

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  “The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.”   This excerpt is from, “The Karamazov Brothers”, one of my favorite books. Dostoyevsky stands as one of the most psychologically … Continue reading

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The Beauty

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Consciousness, awareness, matchlessness Everything which can be perceived… Is beautiful With any sense, at any time, at any stage We are beings of creation and return Knowledgeable, wise, and complex In a place so intricate we cannot grasp the simple, … Continue reading

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Living Like a Monk for 10 Days: My Vipassana Experience

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Spiritual journey, anyone? Wants and needs; the two driving forces that cause people to act. They can change through life, as mine have. My appetites used to revolve around video games, beer, traveling, and sex. All right……they haven’t changed at … Continue reading

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Cows, Cottages, and the Coast of Iceland

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“Andrew, you’re traveling southern Iceland. Other than sightseeing, what the hell are doing there?” That’s your current thought, and it has been all day. I am sure of it. Call it a special ability, sense, or even a lucky guess, … Continue reading

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An American Troll in the Land of Ice and Fire

Welcome back to the blog.

Turns out I wasted my money.

I purchased my ticket to Iceland for one reason and one reason only: ELF WATCHING. It has been over 2 weeks and I have yet to see ONE Elf…or even a Troll! I know I’ve said this before, but this time I mean it……this is the last time I plan trips based on Norse religion.

I trudge on, volunteering and traveling the Elf-less landscapes of Iceland. Despite the lack of mythological beings, there have been many great people and sights. I will now shut up and let the photos speak. Enjoy!

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