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2020 Word of the Year: Clarity

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This year was my inaugural word of the year. To say that I have found what I was looking for is with choosing it is not the case. The word for 2019 was focus. I was supposed to focus on… Continue Reading →

Nostalgic Reading: Top 5 Books in Childhood

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In childhood I remember I was a bookworm. I was shy and introverted, albeit I still am. It’s a part of who I am. Who I will always be, most likely. As children, we have wild imaginations; we create our… Continue Reading →

“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 →

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