Bill Holm, the well-known writer of several books and English professor at Southwest Minnesota State University, is no longer with us in person - but we will never forget his presence and the thoughts he shared with us through his writings. He was one of us, born and lived in Minneota; and he had a cottage in northern Iceland, the home of his ancestors. He visited his home there on many occasions, and of course, wrote about that country. Three years ago, I visited Iceland, on a trip to Norway, but did not get as far north as his house. I found Iceland countryside completely different than that of Norway, with its boulders and geysers - and I did wonder why he picked Iceland instead of Norway. Well, the answer is simple - we are drawn to the land of our ancestors where we immediately connect when we get there.