February 2014

Announcing: a NEW Little Book of the Icelanders

February 24, 2014

Dear all. About four years ago I released  an eBook through this blog called The Little Book of the Icelanders. Almost immediately it was a success, and people started asking me when the next one would come out. Well, the time has come. I am thrilled and delighted to announce that the sequel to the […]

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PM goes historical, see you EU, geothermal drilling on the sly. Iceland this week.

February 22, 2014

News highlights of the week 15-22 February 2014, as digested by Yours Truly. A bull walks into a china shop The week started with a bang last Sunday morning when PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson appeared on the weekly talk show Sunnudagsmorgun. The PM has been increasingly under fire for his dictatorial ways of late [e.g. see […]

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Drugs, fecal beer and anal bleaching: Iceland this week

February 15, 2014

News highlights of the week 10-15 February 2014, as digested by Yours Truly. Reykjavík – Amsterdam Minister of Health Kristján Júlíusson [IP] has gone on record to support  ideas on decriminalizing drug use. Conventional strategies to combat  the “war on drugs” are not working any better here in Iceland than anywhere else in the world, and […]

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Introducing my consulting services!

February 10, 2014

Dear all. Those of you who are familiar with this website may have noticed a change to it in the last few days. That change has been made to reflect something that I have unofficially been doing for several years now – providing research and consulting services about Iceland. Those of you who have followed […]

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Iceland’s week in review, February 2-9

February 9, 2014

Just for fun I thought I’d try posting a selection of this week’s news stories here in Iceland. Obviously there have been many more than these, so I’m focusing on those that have caught my attention [or, more specifically, that warranted so much attention that I can still remember them by the weekend]. There’s Sochi, […]

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