SOMETIMES IT’S ALL GOOD: As Greenland becomes ever less present—as all good adventures must—an overview to acknowledge how perfectly it all came together seems in order. I will give myself some small credit for setting the whole plan in motion but after that all praise goes to Teresa and Celia for being the best travel companions for which one could ever hope AND to the travel companies that made it all happen. THE… Read More

Those Vikings were everywhere… Right now it is a cloudy day in a cozy log cabin in Neset, Norway. Teresa is hiking the mountain and I’m gazing at the lake called Byglandsfiord. I want to post the rest of my Greenland albums while here at Neset Camping…so I can move on to talk about my very own Norwegian cousins and the North Country in general and end up in swinging London—or is… Read More

THE STICKER ON THE SIDE OF THE CHEST WAS PUT THERE DURING IRAQ WAR DAYS WHEN I LIVED IN SAN FRANCISCO. It was 60° in Narsarsuaq, Greenland today, our home away from home for almost a week starting July 7th. And it was sunny. Which is not what I want to hear—I am longing for a modest amount of weather drama. But I cannot hope for clouds because they would surely block… Read More

“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” – Mark Twain  “Join the army, travel the world, meet interesting people and kill them.” —anti-war slogan from Vietnam war era.  Those quotes pretty much describe my state of mind today which might best be labeled as confused and melancholy—even though in just one week I’m off for… Read More

It’s four weeks and three days until granddaughter Teresa and I leave Albuquerque for Copenhagen and, three days later, Narsarsuaq, Greenland.  There are many painfully mundane (paying) and some moderately-thrilling (trips to REI) tasks to complete—one of which is to record it all for posterity…and this blog. You know from the last post how this idea of going to Greenland came into being. I’m afraid I may not have been completely accurate;… Read More