• Ivory Vikings and The Importance of Walrus Ivory to the Greenland Norse Proven
    by Arden Jackson on August 11, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    The Royal Society published research on August 8, 2018 that backs up Nancy Marie Brown’s theory about the importance of walrus ivory to the Greenland Norse, and ‘Now proves beyond doubt that much of the ivory traded to Europe during the Middle Ages really did come from Greenland.’ Author, historian Nancy Marie Brown’s latest book, […] The post Ivory Vikings and The Importance of Walrus Ivory to the Greenland Norse Proven appeared first on Arden Jackson. […]

  • Tíu Droppar
    by Arden Jackson on March 17, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    In North America, you go to the home of someone of Icelandic descent, and she asks you if you want a cup of coffee. ‘Tíu droppar’, you say. Just ten drops. (And of course that means you really want much more than ten drops, especially when it’s made with a bag.) It’s coffee time! Kaffitími! […] The post Tíu Droppar appeared first on Arden Jackson. […]

  • Women are the Influencers
    by Arden Jackson on March 8, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    Women are the Influencers bringing a new future into time. They are a powerful force for change. They are out there acting on their dreams. They are believing in their power to shift attention from the ordinary to the extraordinary. They are thriving through collaboration, generosity, love and empowerment of others. (And the support of […] The post Women are the Influencers appeared first on Arden Jackson. […]

  • Sponsorship from Iceland’s Reyka Vodka!
    by Arden Jackson on February 20, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    We’re thrilled to announce Sponsorship from Iceland’s Reyka Vodka for Arden Jackson’s upcoming events! Since the beginning of our Vínarterta adventure in 2012, our handmade Vanilla Extract has been a signature flavour adding to the brilliance of our exceptional baked goods. We infuse rare and extravagant Organic Madagascar Vanilla Beans into this clear, clean, smooth, […] The post Sponsorship from Iceland’s Reyka Vodka! appeared first on Arden Jackson. […]

  • Runes on Sticks!
    by Arden Jackson on February 14, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    How did the Norse Express their Love? With poetry of course, and Runes on Sticks! Old Norse Love notes inscribed on Rune Sticks have survived for a 1000 years. Yup, here’s your last minute idea to add to the chocolates and roses. You can carve your beloved’s name or a loving note on a stick! […] The post Runes on Sticks! appeared first on Arden Jackson. […]

  • Survival Skills
    by Arden Jackson on January 17, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    What are your winter survival skills for 2018? For some like Fred, between skates on a frozen lake, riding a fat bike, following animal tracks and listening to the birds in Riding Mountain National Park in Manitoba, it is a piece of Vínarterta and a virtual chat with colleagues from the heart of the snowy […] The post Survival Skills appeared first on Arden Jackson. […]

  • The Dream Begins….
    by Arden Jackson on November 28, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    Here’s a lovely thought!: The dream begins in the same place that the dream comes true. What is your Christmas Wish? Where does your dream begin? When you drill down to your heart’s desire, does it include an experience of love and connection? When I think of you, I see you as part of something […] The post The Dream Begins…. appeared first on Arden Jackson. […]

  • Letter to Einar 1918
    by Arden Jackson on November 11, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    In Remembrance: Letter to Einar 1918 is to Einar Jóhannsson Stadfeld from his brother Hallgrímur Jóhannsson (Grímur) Stadfeld. It was in Halifax, Nova Scotia on September 22, 1918 during WW1 that these young men prepared for war, trained, competed in sports (those boys from the Riverton area were fast runners), dreamt and thought about home….. […] The post Letter to Einar 1918 appeared first on Arden Jackson. […]

  • Home is not where you live.
    by Arden Jackson on November 5, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    If home is not where you live. Where is it? There is a big difference between feeling at home and being home. The heart and mind bind together what we know as people and family, place and belonging, shelter and protection, objects and connection. Our emotions and the experience of our senses attach meaning to […] The post Home is not where you live. appeared first on Arden Jackson. […]

  • Seven Different Kinds of Weather
    by Arden Jackson on November 2, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    ‘There are seven different kinds of weather on one autumn night.’ Says an Icelandic Saying. I’m feeling the cold rain under the grey sky and longing to stay in for a warm gathering of friends and coffee. I’m even game for celebrating with another Thanksgiving feast. Do you feel that way? I’m imagining you visiting […] The post Seven Different Kinds of Weather appeared first on Arden Jackson. […]