Out of the country's 3 major volcanoes, Hekla, Katla and Grimsvotn, (Imagine if my name was Grimsvotn?) what's interesting, and a bit ominous, is that Mount Katla usually erupts whenever Eyjafjallajokull does, but with greater force.
Our man-made crises fill our everyday lives, but we ignore natural phenomena at our peril. We lose sight of how detached from our environment we've become, how thin the veneer of civilization really is, and how fragile our bodies and our institutions really are.
A new political party -- the modestly named The Best Party (Besti Flokkurinn) -- led by comedian Jón Gnarr, has thrown a scare into Iceland's powers-that-be by receiving the most votes in Reykjavik's municipal elections yesterday.