Published September 14, 2010
Due to a series of unfortunate circumstances, I have been called upon in this hour of need to briefly (and somewhat triumphantly) edit this issue of the Reykjavik Grapevine. It has been a pleasure to return to my old post as editor of the Grapevine, filling in for the vacationing Haukur S. Magnusson, who will be back with you shortly.
It has been nearly two years since I last put together an issue of this fine publication. I am a little rusty, and therefore I’ve had to rely heavily on the help of the always-exuberant Grapevine staff, both past, present and vacationing. I’d particularly like to mention the contributions of one Catherine Fulton, whose advice and assistance has been extremely important in my attempt to maintain the standard of excellence my predecessor/successor Haukur S. Magnusson has set for this publication. Without her, this issue would probably not have seen the light of day.
There have been changes to the Icelandic society since I left my regular position as editor for the Reykjavik Grapevine. My last issue as of the Grapevine was heavily influenced by a then recent event, which we have now come know as simply The Collapse. Now, nearly two years later, the Grapevine is still analysing and reporting the aftermath. I hope this will all be over soon. I’d rather talk about something else.
So, here’s to optimism.