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“How to Make an American Quilt” (’95): On Life and Relationships

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How to Make an American Quilt That’s a good question that I don’t know the answer to. This ’90s throwback recently came on Netflix and, because it starred Wyonna Ryder, I decided to watch. How to Make an American Quilt… Continue Reading →

Hiking with the Huskies: Norwegian Edition

“In a car you’re always in a compartment, and because you’re used to it you don’t realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV. You’re a passive observer and it is all moving by you… Continue Reading →

Poetic Thoughts: An Open Letter to PTSD

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I’m terrified that is all but it’s not enough you do not leave me you follow me like I’m your prey you’re a ghost from my past terrorizing my waking dreams holding me back in fear I’m terrified but that… Continue Reading →

The Misadventures of an American Tourist in the Lyngen Alps

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As I look back at my brief time in Norway from last year, all I can think of is the positive experiences I had. All I know is what I felt there, despite my grit and determination to go it… Continue Reading →

What’s in the Name: The Solivagant Writer

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What’s in a name? That’s what I am curious about. And I will also explain to you why I chose The Solivagant Writer. If you’ve read my About Me page, then you are well on your way to understanding. But… Continue Reading →

The Legacy of Game of Thrones: It’s Affect on Tourism in Iceland

Anyone anticipating the last season of Game of Thrones as much as I am? Game of Thrones, an ambitious 8-season long series distributed by HBO, is known for its diverse filming locations. Croatia doubles as King’s Landing. Principal filming took… Continue Reading →

Poetic Thoughts: Anxiety*

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You’re an invisible scar holding me down, holding me back you know where I hurt you know where I hide and you come find me some days or some nights. You’re a waking nightmare that I can’t push aside I… Continue Reading →

The Canadian Dream: The Historic Charm of Quebec City

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From the Canadian Rockies in Alberta to bustling city life in Vancouver, British Columbia or Toronto, Ontario, each province leaves you feeling charmed. Admittedly I have never phsyically visited British Columbia or Alberta, but many of my childhood favorite movies… Continue Reading →

Poetic Thoughts: Belonging

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It’s hard when you can mix and mingle among crowds, blending in but not fitting in. It’s hard to know where you belong when mingling with one is better than the crowd. How do I know? I rarely feel I… Continue Reading →

Word of the Year 2019: Focus

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  Taking a cue from Lola Åkerström, I want to begin a series on Word of the Year starting this year. Right now. 2019 is meant for change, and most importantly: Focus As a writer, I am captivated by words,… Continue Reading →

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