Iceland

We visited Iceland for 10 days in July. Above are a few photos I selected to send to my granddaughter who is 3 going on 7 and intensely involved in our holiday. Did you see a volcano? A geyser? A waterfall? A glacier? Are there trolls there?

She asked her preschool teacher to show her where Iceland was on the globe. Think her mother put her up to that… My first encounter with a map happened at the front of a class of kids I didn’t know – 3rd grade in a new school… But that is to digress…

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Politics is pretty depressing these days. Envy that infectious child-like innocence.

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The Imperial Mindset

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How does an emperor bury thousands of these full size clay soldiers for two millennia without the huge project being discovered until two farmers dig a well in 1974?

Kill off all the wonderfully skilled workers who ever worked on it so no one can squeal.

It takes a strange, compulsive mindset to be emperor.

Just ask Stephen Harper.