Monthly Archives: October 2008

Daddy!

There’s nothing quite like a reunion with children. With little ones there is a happy reunion every time you come home from work in the evening. “Daddy,” they shout like it’s been weeks instead of hours spent apart. It’s great. … Continue reading

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Cold, Wet and Dark

“You’re not doing a very good job of selling me on this place.” “Well, I’m not trying to sell you on it. I’m just trying to explain to you how different it is in Scotland. It is so bright over … Continue reading

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Flight Mode

I turned on my phone at the airport yesterday morning. Nothing remarkable about that, but airports generally frown on the use of mobile phones so I opted to turn it on in “flight mode.” You can’t make or receive calls … Continue reading

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Home Again

It’s hard to sit still when you’re thinking of going home after three months. It’s harder still to get your mind around the fact that you’re not going “home” in the usual sense of the word. Home is not home … Continue reading

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Play On

I was out in the rain again yesterday. It’s not hard to do. Anytime you are outside for any reason at any time of the day you could be out in the rain. Even if it’s sunny, not a cloud … Continue reading

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Eejit

I was at the pool this morning wondering for the twentieth time why there are no lane ropes. In the States I swam in a lovely pool that was new I joined the club. Naturally, there were many things I … Continue reading

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Yes.

For those of you who might be interested to know, this is my 200th post for this blog. A free T-shirt for the 200th reader! (By the way, if you click on the ads I get paid for it!). Sometimes … Continue reading

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Uncle Peter

It is remarkable to find myself in this part of Scotland. “Full circle” is the phrase that comes closest to capturing the sense of Divine Providence at work. It is remarkable to have returned, forty years after the fact, to … Continue reading

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Roast Ox Flavor

As a teenager I was a devotee of The Young Ones. “Was that the one where the four university students who were obsessed with their bodily functions?” Robbie asked when I brought it up recently. “Yes, that’s the one.” We … Continue reading

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Fife

I spent this past Thursday in Fife with friend David who graciously offered to take me out on a Scottish adventure of my choice. As many people have commented that Fife is a beautiful area I opted to go there. … Continue reading

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