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Interesting

January 26, 2023
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What am I celebrating today?

January 24, 2023

Today is Eskimo Pie Day. These ice cream treats were introduced in 1922 and have been pleasing people for over 100 years.

I went searching for a list of flavors of Eskimo Pies, but all I could find was a lot of articles about how in 2020, Eskimo Pies were renamed Edy’s Pies.

As someone who identifies as Inuit, I lament this loss.

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Happy New Year

January 22, 2023
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Cat traps

January 13, 2023

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I thought this was interesting

January 9, 2023

Let me preface my remarks by saying that I am totally addicted to Tony Fleming’s videos. If you are not familiar with his beautifully photographed and imaginatively narrated videos, I recommend them. One of his videos featured a trip to the Faroe Islands. This North Atlantic archipelago is pretty far from everything. Being in the North Atlantic, it can even be difficult to get from island to island. But there are tunnels, with a roundabout!

To quote Atlas Obscura: “The roundabout links the capital city of Tórshavn to both sides of the Skálafjørður fjord. Not only is it extra-convenient (cutting down travel time between Tórshavn and Runavík from over an hour to around 16 minutes), it’s also a feast for the senses. At its center stands a sculpture created by local Faroese artist Tróndur Patursson. Color-changing lights on a central support structure illuminate a piece of steel that Patursson shaped to represent people participating in a traditional Faroese chain dance. There’s even music, composed especially for this unique driving experience—just tune your radio to 97.0 when you drive through the tunnel.”

Above: The town of Toftir and Strendur.

Wiki Commons

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Here comes the sun

January 6, 2023

After experiencing a month without a sunrise, Inuvik celebrates the return of the sun above the horizon with a festival on January 6-8, 2023.

On the first day of the sun’s return, daylight will last for just about 20 minutes, but the celebration will go on much longer and will include food, music, dancing, snow yoga (!), and other indoor and outdoor activities.

Here is a link to the festival’s site

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Sleeping with the fishes

January 6, 2023

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More Lego fun on a Tuesday . . .

January 3, 2023

There are lots of interesting links at the end of the video.

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Long, but interesting – even chilling

January 3, 2023
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Happy New Year

December 31, 2022