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Letters home

Letters home

Me…Russia, 2017. It’s the last Saturday of the year, and my house is very quiet, which makes it easier for the memories to come back. Here’s a section from my Russia diary for anyone feeling homesick, jarred by change, or unsure just what the hell to do next. It’s okay to be scared sometimes. Dear…

“Life inside the Arctic” for National Geographic

“Life inside the Arctic” for National Geographic

Here is Meet the North’s first story for National Geographic. The Arctic may be cold, vast and beautiful, but it’s also home to millions of people. Take a journey through stories of modern Arctic culture – told one person at a time. Explore life in four Arctic nations through Jenny’s words and Eric’s photos.

The meaning of home

The meaning of home

It has been a long time since I have been at home, long enough to wonder what home really means. I know it means love, comfort, and familiarity, but if I include beauty, diversity, and a way to find newness in every day, then perhaps Antarctica has become–in some tiny way–part of my home. Photo…

Grit behind the scenes

Grit behind the scenes

Office time can happen anywhere. And hey, at least here I can do some ironing. Mostly, I tell you about the action, sometimes the emotion, rarely the straight-up behind-the-scenes, office-style elbow grease to make it all happen. I’ve just spent an hour writing about that stuff, and it’s just too boring to share, so I’ll…

Giving thanks

Giving thanks

It’s Thanksgiving in Canada today, and I’m really far away from home, so here’s a toast to Eric Guth, my companion for Thanksgiving: My team mate and dear friend doing what he does: making photographs and sharing them every way he can. The process and the moment. Eric’s cameras show up in odd places. In the…

Breakfast on the tundra

Breakfast on the tundra

Breakfast on the tundra = boiled reindeer with salt, black tea with sugar, broth, and the ever present (ever delicious) fried bannock (кавкав). Food can always be a point of connection, no matter how deep the divide. So remember dear travelers: eat what you are given and sleep where you are told. There ain’t no…