Folks, I left the house today. I know this will shock many of you. Swede and I headed back to his homeland to see the fam and also to travel north of the Arctic Circle for book research (24 hours later we’ve just arrived in Kiruna!) We’re staying in the Ice Hotel (sleeping on a slab of ice for 1 night brrrrr) taking a Winter Survival course and mushing our own dog sleds. With a little luck, we’ll see the Northern Lights—and Nix. I’ll be reporting in, so stay tuned for pics!