Death I know that there are no words to make death better and so, I often remain silent for too long when people I know suffer a loss.
This is a drill. One early autumn afternoon, toward the end of The Arctic Circle residency, many of the residents and crew were on deck pulling down the sails from our morning […]
Tools of the trade Not known for my technical skills or my use of cutting-edge technology, I found some photography challenges in Svalbard.
The tall ship Antigua The Arctic Circle residency is conducted on a tall ship. Twenty-eight residents, six crew, and four guides set sail from Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen to explore the west coast of […]
Then Cooper Island seems a lifetime ago, the light, the endless bird calls, the sand, the cold and eternal, infernal wind. They are far away now. I returned to Cooper the following […]
Part 21, Cooper time – night divides the day 5 Aug I half dragged myself out of bed this morning at 0630. Had just gotten my pants and socks on and was […]
I started this Cooper Island series back in February 2018 with a post from 29 July 2000, Sensory Deprivation, that chronologically fits here. Part 20, another trip abroad 31 July 2000 I just […]
Part 19, the songs of summer 25 Aug July I am now paying for the nice weather I so cheerily wrote about the other day. It rained most of the night and […]
Part 18. Summer slides by in the Arctic 19 July I couldn’t keep my eyes open to read and passed out at 0100 but woke at 0300, and again at 5, and […]
Part 17, a new epic 17 July – Cooper Island While in Barrow, I went out with the snowy owl crew for nest checks on the tundra. The snowys are beautiful. The […]