The Big Trek

Back to Scotland: the big trek is even bigger this time around. Albany to Philly to Manchester then Edinburgh where I’ll catch the train to Dundee. Depending on how timing works, I will either catch up with my family at Granddad’s or back at the house. As usual, I’m still packing.  It’s been so hot…

‘Tis the Season

Grades are in and I am safely come to Dundee. There were happy family greetings, gifts, and packages waiting — and even a bit of sun. And much silliness, of course. Now #tea and the opportunity to idle and write. There’s time to let much of the madness of a harsh year slip away, if…

Under My Skin

A week ago — a momentous time for so many reasons — I whacked my knuckles on the book case in the conference room outside my office at the end of a day meeting students for advisement. I’ve done it before: those of you who know me well will not be surprised. Head in the…

Dundee Spring

Indulge me: here are some lovely things of spring. This girl: ‘Let me be in the picture!’ Nothing up her sleeve. I did manage to turn Elsa into a rock chick briefly… …which did not go over well. So I had to be a princess, too.

Scottish Solstice

By circuitous means I finally reached Dundee yesterday — by way of La Guardia, Charlotte, London, Glasgow and points in between. Miss Charlotte was delighted to know there is an entire city named after her. Grades all done but the shouting, so I am ready to enjoy the break with reading, writing, The Bridge, Luther,…

Write 4 a Day & Brigadoon

There’s something wrong with my brain. It’s seldom short of ideas. I’m always grabbing for my notebook to write down something new that’s occurred to me while walking, driving, teaching, taking a shower (why is that always a great place for ideas?) or whatnot. And more times than is practicable, I do something with those…

Running with the Red Queen

NY-bound today if all goes according to plan. Philly then NY. As always, leaving Scotland leaves me feeling bereft. I am determined to keep busy and try not to pine. Much to be done as always. I’m never short of projects. Plenty to read on the flights, plots to plan, world domination to set about….