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The Nomadic Troglodyte

Writer Out West

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 →

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 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 →

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 →

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