1. Haflinger Horse
I’ve ridden horses since I was 6 years old, but sold my Haflinger, Jax, several years ago. Thinking about getting an Icelandic one next!
Anthropology is an “intradisciplinary” field, and anything that has to do with humans—across space and through time—is fair game for study.
This mask is part of a costume tradition from the Valais region of Switzerland, where I have done fieldwork. Figures wearing such masks chase away the evil spirits of winter just before Lent.
4. Wyoming Coal
Less energy content than a similar piece of West Virginia coal, but also less sulfur. There are always tradeoffs. I taught at the University of Wyoming for 24 years.