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michael-thomas-barry's picture
Jan.25.2014
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w-l-hoffman's picture
Sep.25.2013
There's a master blacksmith at the NJ RenFaire who forges serious weapons... truly artistic and elegant battle steel. At our last few "hail and hearty" greetings, besides testing a blade or two, and chatting of things metal, he has asked me in earnest, "Bill, when will The Soulstealer War be...
michael-thomas-barry's picture
Jan.25.2013
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nancybrady's picture
Jan.24.2013
January 25th, 1759 is the birthday of Robert Burns, one of the most famous poets in Scotland, if not the most famous poet in Scotland.  All over the world, people of Scottish origin celebrate his birth (and poetry) every year at this time with Burns' Night suppers and gatherings.  There...
blair-kilpatrick's picture
Jan.01.2012
Happy New Year! I found this gem on youtube.  It's the story behind Auld Lang Syne, along with a performance by Scottish singer Mike Ogletree. As he explains it, the story behind the song and poem is this:  Scotland's beloved poet Robert Burns heard a story from a woman acquaintance, who...
debra-darvick's picture
Sep.15.2011
My sixth grade English teacher was markedly overweight and serious about fashion. Her dresses were beautifully tailored and she wore them with authority. I couldn’t wait each day to see how she would coordinate her pocketbook to her dress. Given that she never wore the same pair in any one week,...
nancybrady's picture
Jan.21.2011
A few small stones to share for the upcoming weekend as I will be spending the weekend doing what all good Scots will be doing: toasting the immortal memory of Robert Burns!  Each year at this time, those who are Scottish or of Scottish descent gather together to celebrate the birth of Robert Burns...
robert-b-smith's picture
Jan.22.2010
For Scots, January 25th is a day of remembrance. It is the birthday of Robert Burns, Scotland's best known poet.  This year I have the honor of giving the "Immortal Memory" at a Burn's Night Supper in Dayton, Ohio. What this means is that I get to talk about the poet and extol of virtues...
rosy-cole's picture
Jan.25.2009
This piece was written about twenty years ago to amuse my son, Chris, not long after he started Boarding School. Our canine in residence at the time was a West Highland White Terrier.       Wee Sleekit Cow'rin Tim'rous Beastie I'm a Westie from Scotland, The Isles are my...
cheryl-l-snell's picture
Jul.30.2008
A nurse is giving a young medical intern a tour of the hospital.The intern approaches one bedridden patient and asks, “Why are you here?” The patient replies, “Wee sleket cowerin’ timrous beastie/O, what a panic is in thy breastie.”The intern moves on to the next bed and asks the same question, “...