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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 →

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 →

How to Recover from Jet Lag – Scotland Part 2

Some real talk here, with anyone who’s had to deal with significant time changes after international flights. There isn’t really a cure for that thing we call jetlag, but here are some tips to help you recover from messing up... Continue Reading →

Planning for Overseas

So you want to schlep across an ocean for a holiday... where do you even start? Your favorite Nomadic Troglodyte is here to help with helpful tips and helpful advice and... just... HELP! Minimize. Plan for the worst. Prepare for... Continue Reading →

Preparing for NaNo

It's that time of year, my people. The leaves are pretty colors. There is orange everywhere. Everything is pumpkin spice flavors. NaNoWriMo is on the air. You can feel the tremors rumbling through the internet as a hoard of authors... Continue Reading →

Take Five – no, seriously, just do it…

There are a million self-help books out there (I just made up the statistic, but it sounded so professional, didn't it?). There are probably five million self-help blogs out there. And we aren't even talking about the pseudo-psychological help-y bloggy-internety... Continue Reading →

Finite Multitudes

via Daily Prompt: Finite This is a good time of year to contemplate things. Autumn comes early in the mountains, and it is always a time of endings and beginnings for me. It's the end of the business season with... Continue Reading →

Writing: Character

A writer-friend of mine who has recently stumbled into some impending spare time asked me if I had any advice on the creation of characters. It turns out, I have some clear and relevant thoughts on the matter, and I... Continue Reading →

Lessons in Aunt-hood – Gratitude

So, growing into an adult means you learn about all the different kinds of things that the grown-ups did when you were a kid - but through their eyes. Not just talking about taxes here, but some of the little... Continue Reading →

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