Month: December 2017

Why we kiss each other on New Year’s Eve

It might go all the way back to 8th century BC. However, if you’re really worried about being kiss-less at the beginning of the new year, then you might want to go to Scotland. During Hogmanay, the Scottish new year celebration, it is traditional to give a kiss to everyone in the room. The idea Read More

Powell and Pressburger’s Cosmic Pageant “A Matter of Life and Death” Remains a Heartening Celebration of American Diversity | Village Voice

This is one of my favorites. If you haven’t seen it, find it and watch it. (It can also be found under the title “Stairway to Heaven.”) Source: Powell and Pressburger’s Cosmic Pageant “A Matter of Life and Death” Remains a Heartening Celebration of American Diversity | Village Voice Read More

It’s not to late for a Xmas Workout

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Unique New Year’s traditions around the world

From fireball parades in Scotland to wearing red underwear in Italy, this is how the world rings in the New Year. Source: Unique New Year’s traditions around the world – Business Insider Read More

How Highlanders Came to Wear Kilts

Kilts are traditional garb from Scotland, right? Well, that’s not quite the whole story. In an article from 1858, William Pinkerton noted that ancient Highlanders and Irishmen, both Celts, generally went bare-legged and wore a long, baggy shirt dyed yellow with autumnal saffron. Over this, they wore an untailored woollen cloth which also served as a sleeping Read More

Farmhouse in Scotland renovated into a solar-powered home

I want one! Take a look inside an 18th century farmhouse that architects renovated into a modern, solar-powered home in Dumfries, Scotland. Source: Photos of farmhouse renovated into a solar-powered home – Business Insider Read More

It’s good weather for writing.

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Website Update

My website has changed. Have a look around. Read More

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