France

Christmas in Normandy, then and now, and The Log

On Christmas day 1066 William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy, was crowned King of England in Westminster Abbey.  The English and French who were present cheered the new King so loudly that the clamour alarmed and panicked the French soldiers waiting…

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Alaska

Arctic Shaman’s Seance

The snow fell quietly, covering the settlement in a thick white blanket.  The shaman had told Okwana she’d recognize the singing hut by the large narwhal ivory which jutted up out of the roof; it whistled when the wind raced over the ice, he’d said.  The flakes flew round her in eddies, whipped up by […]

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Notes normandes

Christmas in Normandy, then and now, and The Log

On Christmas day 1066 William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy, was crowned King of England in Westminster Abbey.  The English and French who were present cheered the new King so loudly that the clamour alarmed and panicked the French soldiers waiting…

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Islande

L'Angélique et l'Archange

Un guerrier à moitié fou appelé Thorgeir et son frère le poète Thormod, se promenaient dans les montagnes islandaises en quête d’angélique, une plante pour faire leurs soupes, leurs salades et leurs remèdes médicinaux. À l’endroit connu aujourd’hui s…

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