From Alba to Albany

By the time this posts, I should be on my way via planes, trains and automobiles (not to mention the bus to the airport in Edinburgh). It’s hard to believe my fantastic year has drawn to a close. Needless to say, I have no wish to leave Scotland and already have my ticket back. My…

Re-Imagining the Olympics

The 2012 Olympics are over. If you weren’t in the UK you might not have been aware of just how transformative these two weeks were. That I’m even talking about it is evidence enough. Like many of my geek and writer friends I’ve often found myself in the position of fighting against the popular attention…

Profiled at Eden Baylee’s Blog & News

I am profiled over at Eden Baylee’s blog today. Drop by and say hello to find out what lurks inside my mind lately. I suppose it’s the usual sort of thing, but Eden has some interesting questions that I have not had in an interview before, so maybe you will learn a few new things…

Happy Solstice!

After the darkest night, the sun begins its return. It’s the start of winter but the beginning of the return of the light. Enjoy the season, a good time for contemplation. I hope to do a little more of that — not to mention writing — now that I’m ready to turn in grades. There’s…

Oh, all right then

Okay, yes, I’m usually a contrarian, but I’m so pleased to see this country shake off the last eight years of horror that I’ll give in to the widespread expressions of hope and joy, and actually believe that things might get better (tomorrow I will, however, return to carping — and there is much to…