Jólasveinar og Jólakettir

The origins and history of the Yule Lads with bonus Christmas Cat...

Even I did not know that peak Yule Lads was 82!
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Have a happy New Year Steinn!

By Irwin Horowitz (not verified) on 30 Dec 2016 #permalink

Steinn,

Life is relatively good. I am teaching astronomy and math at a local 2-year college here in the Boise, Idaho area. My mom moved in with me about 1.5 years ago and we've been doing pretty well together. We share a beautiful, 6-year old female kitty named Nala.

I was updating some of my lecture notes, making sure that I had proper referencing for some figures I found online, when I came across your colleague Michael Eracleous, so I decided to look you up while I was on the PSU astro website.

BTW, tell Don I said hi.