A Holiday Halla Hat

  The first thing I ever knit, after two lil tiny squares: one all knit and one all purl, was a fair isle hat.  I wanted to jump right into knitting and I found a youtube video that showed how to knit this hat and had a link in the description to download the pattern. ... Continue Reading →


Anniversaries are small things

Most of the anniversaries that I keep track of are ones that are important to only me.  3 June: moved to Berlin the 1st time.  29 August: moved to Paris and was supposed to move to Iceland.  16 October stands out as a long standing freindiversary and coincidentally the day of the collapse of my... Continue Reading →

Meeting the North Atlantic

I've been thinking recently about the multiplicity of identity.  Though I have always been one to imagine a wide variety of futures for myself, in the past few months I've been ricocheting between possible lives at a rate astounding even for me.  A last minute trip to Edinburgh made me want to connect to my... Continue Reading →

Yesterday was the first day of winter in Iceland, a holiday for the Old Norse who held that there were only two seasons. I took a walk as a break from studying, and realized I hadn't yet explored the paths around the bay Fossvogur. So that is what I did, it's a popular route for... Continue Reading →

An Odd One: Week in Review 9/11-15/11

This week was mostly good I swear, it's just harder from this side to remember why. I can't really believe it, but it was only on Monday that I registered for classes.  That's ridiculous firstly because it feels like that was so long ago, secondly because it means this semester is mostly over, and thirdly... Continue Reading →

Can you go home again?

The social media content machine holds some characteristics especially dear: authenticity, relatabiltiy, and almost paradoxically exclusivity.  You see, if everyone can relate to a certain type of content that's good, but it probably won't inspire as much engagement as something that people really feel is unique to them.  The in-group needs to be wide, but... Continue Reading →

So much for October! Last Month in Review

Can you believe it's already November? Can you believe I still haven't gotten the hang of blogging regularly again? You can? Well shit. I spent this entire weekend here in Northampton for what feels like the first time in ages.  Last weekend was my sibling's Parents Weekend so I went down to spend the weekend... Continue Reading →

It was feeling like Fall today in Northampton.    Paradise Pond was looking inky and deep, but all the better to reflect the scarlet trees.    The President's House always looks lovely, and St. Francis' flowers are still blooming.    I sat on a log by the Mill River and admired all the colors floating... Continue Reading →

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