It’s Electric Car Time

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Ah, the poor electric car. It has been a long road for you, hasn’t it? Clunky batteries that take a…

Papers, Please

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“We clump ourselves into a group with other people who look, talk, and think like us because we feel safe…

Christmas Is A Lie

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Like parents all over the world, I spent my December this year spinning an elaborate web of deception. I am…

Wrestling The Kraken: Moving to Iceland and the Directorate of Immigration

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A friend of mine says: “The problem with living in Iceland is that every time you open a door, you…

I Need Pride

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I have cried more tears into my keyboard over the past few months than I care to count. My recent…

Iceland, The Green Enigma

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It is an exciting time to be an environmentalist in Iceland. Exciting, and a bit confusing. Nearly two million tourists…

Talk Small To Me

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Icelanders have a lot of special talents developed over generations of practice. Drinking, for example. Making gorgeous and functional sweaters….

Scandalous, Iceland Style

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There are a lot of variations on what qualifies as a political scandal across the world, and Iceland has its…

Embrace The Suck! Tips For Staying Miserable In The Icelandic Winter

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I am plagued by my American optimism. Even in the dark, cold Icelandic winter, my default emotional state is a…

Healthcare In Iceland Vs. The US: We’ve Got It So Good

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Waiting to board the plane that would move me to Iceland several years ago, I had plenty of second thoughts….

Naked-Guy-In-A-Box: But Is It Art?

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I’ve spent several hours over the past few days thinking about a naked man I have never met; there is…

Happy Takks-giving

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Today is Thanksgiving, that oh-so-American holiday where we sit down with family and friends and stuff our faces and drink…

The Ultimate Walk of Shame: STD Testing In Reykjavík

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Few things strike fear into the heart of a person like the thought of having a sexually transmitted disease. An…

Money Never Trickles Anywhere But Up: Seven Years in Iceland

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Iceland has changed a lot since I moved here just over seven years ago. The scary part is what has…

Shave And A Haircut—Two Shots!

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Barber offers a chance to get your hair cut as you enjoy a drink. Upon learning about this, my first…

Iceland: One Of The World’s Best Places To Have A Pussy

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Yes, Iceland is one of the best places on the planet to have a pussy. Or, I should say, one…

The Tyranny Of Tiny: Size Matters, Iceland

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Be warned, Iceland, your toes are about to get stepped on by a loud, pushy American. Any conversation about life…