Visit the Artic Circle! I was fortunate to be able to fulfill a 15-year dream right before COVID hit in Jan 2020 and stay at the Ice Hotel. We were super lucky to see the Northern Lights on a snowmobile safari, and take a dog sled to lunch in a former hunting cabin. It’s cold so bundle up, but it’s soooo worth it!
A recipe worth trying:
Authentic Italian Beef. Let the slow cooker do the work, you take all the credit, easy peasy! One pot for simple clean-up, feeds a crowd, and doesn’t heat up the kitchen on hot summer days. Here’s my favorite recipe.
The Overstory by Richard Powers is a powerful novel that embraces a dark optimism about the fate of humanity. The book is about five trees whose unique life experiences with nine Americans bring them together to address the destruction of forests.
A piece of advice worth passing on:
Always be “The Man in the Arena.” Someone who is heavily involved in a situation that requires courage, skill, or tenacity, as opposed to someone sitting on the sidelines and watching. Do your future self a favor and go read the famous speech delivered by Theodore Roosevelt in 1910.