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Learning from Youth

The enthusiasm of youthful artists is really something. I can see the spark of amusement in the eyes of older artists when I talk to them. Sometimes... I am the older artist, and let me tell you - that's a... Continue Reading →

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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 →

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 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 →

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 →

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 →

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