Monthly Archives: July 2010


I’m surprised my back doesn’t hurt this morning; I was on the trampoline yesterday. I remember well my first encounter with a trampoline over at pal Mickey’s house, we couldn’t get enough, it felt like I was flying. Thirty years … Continue reading

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Auld Claes and Porridge

This is Old Scots and it translates, old clothes and porridge (oatmeal). It means “The holiday is over and it’s time to get back to work.” We’ve enjoyed a nice break here at the Carswells: two week’s together, first at … Continue reading

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Pictures from Paris

Lisa and I have returned from our trip to Paris and thought you might like to see a few pics…

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The Pause

“Rest eternal grant unto him, O Lord.” I stumble over those words every time I read them at a funeral. It seems like misprint, like it ought to read, “Grant eternal rest unto him…” But, I’ve seen the misprint in … Continue reading

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Off to Paris with my beloved today, celebrating our 20th year together!

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The Mission

What’s wrong with this statement? “There has been no official education offered to children in Marjah for up to 20 years, making the creation of schools a priority for the US Marines…” “The Mission was to Build a School…” The … Continue reading

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Five Feet per Minute

After yesterday’s extended whining about the Scottish beaches (“A Day at the Beach”) you might be interested to know that we went back last night after dinner. We were curious to see the tide come in. That is one feature … Continue reading

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Five Miles per Inch

“I think we missed our turn.” “No, I think it’s coming up. I haven’t seen any signs for it.” I was driving with the American paradigm, again. Distances are different here on this small island. It is hard for Brits … Continue reading

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“Look at me, go on look at me darling, I am beautiful, yes, I am very beautiful.” That’s what he seems to be saying to us as he stares at us from the window box outside the living room of … Continue reading

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A Day at the Beach

Home alone; it doesn’t happen very often, and when it does it is a bit disorienting. Seven missing satellites create a sudden and dramatic shift in gravitational forces. The family is off in search of the beach today. We’re nearing … Continue reading

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