Jellyfish

Unexpected theme of yesterday’s wander: jellyfish. I’d never seen so many here. Maybe they’re spawning like grunion. See more photos here. If I had more time, I might look it up, but I don’t. I’m trying not to get overwhelmed by packing (not like last year!). At least I don’t have much stuff. I have…

New Digs

One more week until it’s literally true; but it’s now virtually true. I’ve moved the blog over here to the website and changed the feeds for Facebook and Twitter [something most of you will not care about or have any idea what it’s about, but never mind]. The serial has moved to Kit’s page over…

Shhhh, reading!

In case you missed it yesterday, I have some lovely postcards to read in order to choose a winner. Looking forward to that. And hey! My photo of the Howff appeared in the Dundee Evening Telegraph last night. Thanks for taking a picture of my picture, sweetie 🙂

Tuesday’s Overlooked A/V: The CundeeZ

Wi language az rough az a rhino’s erseOary Dundonian in poetic verseItz oor tongue, oor dialect, itz how wi converse I heartily recommend The CundeeZ: punk rock with Dundee accent and a DIY can-do spirit. And not just because lead singer/songwriter Gary Robertson was the punk rock cupid that brought me and my sweetie together…

BitchBuzz: The Digital Revolution Will be Gendered

I should start this post with a shout out to the fabulous Maura McHugh, a new friend who shared a fabulous, nigh on four hour lunch with me on Tuesday. Obviously we found a lot to talk about. Those of you who tend to think of me as taciturn would have been surprised. Of course…

Connemara

I met up with the Fulbrighters in Ireland, new and old, for a trip out to Connemara. Here are some lovely photos! We had music and Irish language (including a visit to TG4, the Irish language television station) for our visit to the Gaeltacht, the remaining areas where Irish remains a primary language. Working on…

BitchBuzz: Making Small Talk

The light begins its return today: a relief. It was beginning to seem like the sun had gone down before I’d properly gotten up. Then again, that could be due to my lazy schedule. I am getting some good relaxing in 🙂 and a bit of writing, too, as well as watching Allan battle angry…

Rocking with The Cundeez

Awesome to finally see The Cundeez in Dundee and talk to Gary and Stevie in person. I even got a shout out from the stage. Alas, we were too late to have a chance to sing back up (we just missed the bus!). Doubtless there will be other opportunities in the future. Headliners TV Smith…

Scotland Bound

Doubtless my column will post some time today at BitchBuzz. I am dashing off shortly, though: planes, trains and automobiles on my way to Dundee. Doubtless tweeting and FBing along the way. Wish me luck. Oh hey, a short story up at A Twist of Noir, too! Sorry — in haste!

Know-vember: Mark Walker

In the States, today is Thanksgiving day; depending on who you ask it’s either a day to commemorate when the Pilgrims survived the vagaries of New England despite their ignorance and arrogance with considerable help from some of the indigenous folks (who would come to regret that kindness), or it’s a day to stuff yourself…