In abundance

Last night I was lying in bed and flipping through the Yule catalogue from the Kringlan mall, as you do. EPI: Whatcha reading? ME: The Kringlan catalogue. Very exciting. EPI: Ah, ok. See anything you like? ME: So far, no. I’m hoping I’ll find something,...

My year in review

Everyone’s doing them: end-of-the-year posts. I’ve never done one before, but suddenly for no apparent reason I felt inspired. So here’s my own personal year in review, in no particular order. SLOG OF THE YEAR My degree. Puh. Increasingly I found...

The next-best Christmas story*

A somewhat unexpected and unconventional Christmas story has captivated the minds and hearts of the Icelanders this year. Just over a week ago, a prisoner escaped from Litla-hraun, this country’s only maximum-security prison [although the “maximum”...

On guard

Sometimes I look at people, and I think: Somewhere along the line, that person stagnated. Their spirit congealed. Do you know what I mean? It doesn’t entirely have to do with age, either. A person can be 18 and seem 38 in their demeanor and manner and way of...

Taking a bow

Lately I’ve been fascinated by the way we perform different roles in our lives. Sometimes we cast ourselves in roles, sometimes they’re thrust upon us, and sometimes other people cast us in roles that we have no idea we’re in. Or we suddenly find...