Eth & Thorn

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Eth & Thorn
I moved from Brooklyn, New York to Reykjavík, Iceland to start studying Icelandic as a Second Language at the University of Iceland.
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  • Outlander 2 weeks ago In Icelandic… Icelandic child: Where are you from again? Me: The United States. Child [looking a bit surprised]: Oh. Me: Where did you think I was from? Child: Frá útlöndum. ['From abroad.' Or, literally, 'from outland.']
  • On Independence, Or: Asking for help when pouring your milk 2 weeks ago So, when it rains, it pours, eh? You don’t hear from me for over a month, Internet, and now you can’t get me to shut up. I suppose all I can say is that finals and the holiday season are … Continue reading →
  • Dans, Dans, Dans! 2 weeks ago It’s a little belated now, but upon mentioning it in my ‘hi, I’m still here’ post a few days ago, I happened to realize that back at the end of September, I actually published my first cover story with The … Continue reading →
  • It's Your Right... 2 weeks ago   Don’t worry too much about making mistakes when you’re writing or speaking. It’s your second language—grammar mistakes are your right. -Gauti Kristmannsson, professor of Translation Studies-
  • Winter Has Arrived (And I Feel Fine) 3 weeks ago So, it’s been a really long time, hasn’t it? My saying this is getting to be a habit, I know, but as I’ve mentioned, it has somehow seemed more complicated to write about life here in Iceland now that I … Continue reading →

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  • 5 Things You Can't Find in Iceland...Except When You Can Writing Contest March 2013 It’s a small country in the middle of the North Atlantic, so one probably expects upon arrival that there are a lot of things that are hard to come by in Iceland. This is certainly true, but nevertheless, Iceland, like Walt Whitman, “contains...

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