The Nomadic Troglodyte

Screaming Ascent from Chaos

The Death of a Nation

I've been anticipating and dreading this post in equal measure since I embarked upon blogging through my Scotland journey. This one was hard. This was very, very hard. The longer I think upon it, the more my heart is broken... Continue Reading →


Imagining an Awesome Life

There's a lot out there about living intentionally right now. I mean, I saw a┬áMagnolia magazine article titled along those lines, and if Chip and Joanna Gaines are talking about it... it's gotta be pretty mainstream, right? Anyway, I've been... Continue Reading →

Seeking Sanctuary in Scotland

There I was, every limb still shaking from the effects of the poisoning, head fuzzy with toxins, and barely able to read the map on our iPad. It was a low point, no beating around the bush. I didn't want... Continue Reading →


A Short Lecture on Tall Hats

So for my other job, I've picked up the responsibility for quite a lot of content creation (which is one of the reasons I've been posting less around here). More about that in another blog entry, but I end up... Continue Reading →


Food Poisoning 4,000 Miles from Home – A brief survival guide

Yes. I got food poisoning on Skye. Doesn't that just sound like the worst? See, we had just left Dunvegan castle and were starting to feel a mite peckish. Our packed sandwiches had only taken us so far, and the... Continue Reading →


Musashi and the Parable

I remember having a long-standing and spirited debate with a friend of mine when I was only sixteen. Just a shot in the dark, here, but I'm guessing most sixteen-year-olds don't enter into deep theological arguments supported by Platonic logic... Continue Reading →


Exploring the Skye – Part 2

The weather started to clear, even letting a few patches of sunlight chase us along the coastal road as we drove down the eastern wing of Skye and over toward the west. On the 2012 trip to Scotland, we missed... Continue Reading →


Exploring the Skye – Part 1

Saturday was over, and Sunday morning dawned gray and foggy on Skye. I had been thrilled to discover that our schedule put us on the winged isle on The Lord's Day, and immediately began looking up historic churches we would... Continue Reading →


Wins for Strange The Dreamer – A Book Review

Here we are once again, a one-two book review with my Pixie-in-law. I do the wins, she does the sins, and we both have a cup of tea. This is my look at Strange the Dreamer, by Laini Taylor. For... Continue Reading →


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