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The Nomadic Troglodyte

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Health and Advice

Imagining an Awesome Life

There's a lot out there about living intentionally right now. I mean, I saw a¬†Magnolia 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 →

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 →

3-Years Behind in my Scrapbooking

I don't know about all of you, but I pulled in a really spectacular haul of presents this holiday season. Partially, this is because my birthday is on the first of the year, and we had to celebrate Christmas late,... Continue Reading →

Keeping Your Sanity Viable in 2018

via Daily Prompt: Viable The physician's assistant pushed through the door into the scrub room to find the doctor gloving up for the surgery that just wasn't going to happen. "I'm so sorry." Her voice broke as she said it.... Continue Reading →

From Kilts to Commandos – Scotland’s legacy of honor and heroism

The image of the Northern Barbarian, hulking with a huge blade and thriving on bloodlust is an easy one to conjure, whether it was the Romans and the Germanic northerners, the Britains and the Danes, or the English and the... Continue Reading →

Hospitality – Finding a Home Away From Home

We all want that warm feeling, that slight gasp of incredulity at exactly how /well/ we're being treated. In my opinion, it's that giddy feeling when you look around a spacious room and think¬†'all mine', when the waitress slips on... Continue Reading →

How to Behave in Hallowed Halls – Scotland Part 3

Have you ever been quietly musing over a grand artwork in a vaulted museum, letting the artist close the gap between time and space until it felt as though their brush was touching your very thoughts... and then a crowd... Continue Reading →

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