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The Nomadic Troglodyte

Screaming Ascent from Chaos

Re-thought Re-post

When you try to see the big picture and end up so far up you become scared of heights... not a great day. This happened to a person at work, and I think it exhausted them before lunchtime. I felt... Continue Reading →

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Emergency Birthdays… and other acts of kindness

Being kind changes you as a person, and changes the world for the better. The summary of the talk we give our staff at the start of the busy season at the family business can be boiled down to "Just.... Continue Reading →

You Are an Epidemic – Act Like It

via Daily Prompt: Infect I've mentioned the family business (and my work for it) a few times on this blog. It's due to the busyness of the business that my blog has been a little dry the last month or... Continue Reading →

Bewitched – Our Final Night in Scotland

We'd been west, we'd been north, we'd headed back toward civilization, and then, suddenly, we were in Edinburgh. And that began our final day in Scotland. Since my parents are decidedly┬ánot city people, and this trip was about them and... Continue Reading →

The Importance of Writing Varied Character Syntax

Doesn't that title just sound like a hoot and a half? See, this is on my mind because I just finished reading a book where every. single. character. had the same voice. Writing different character voices is hard, after all.... Continue Reading →

Hermit of Kilpurnie Tower

After we stayed with friends north of Inverness, we drove south through the Cairngorms and hit up a different set of friends from whom we could bum a night's stay. They're busy building a house and re-building an old barn... Continue Reading →

Friends Abroad – Reasons and Rules

The basic rule is: whenever possible, stay with friends while traveling abroad. There's a reason for this, and it was taught to me all over again while we were in Scotland this fall... There's a lot of hoopla nowadays about... Continue Reading →

The Great Western Writer

I got to do some bookish research for my /other/ blogging-job-thing (see here), and I thought it just strange enough to post in some form or other over here, as well. Normally there isn't much in the way of crossover... Continue Reading →

I wear Patience as a Pauldron

via Daily Prompt: Patience There is one Sunday school lesson I think should be widely considered and applied regardless of your nationality, religion, or political persuasion: wearing the armor of God. I think this is be applicable regardless of belief,... Continue Reading →

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