Writing Assignments: Write In The Dark

11.16.2012 writing

At the end of our family adventure in Scotland this summer I took my wife and two girls to see one of my favorite authors, Neil Gaiman, and his wife, Amanda Palmer. Together they performed an evening of music and stories. It was a wonderful way to cap off our Edinburgh Fringe Festival experience. We [...]

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Whisky Assignments: It’s Not Scotch

11.06.2012 Food and Cooking

On a recent trip to Scotland I was finishing my first meal in an Edinburgh pub and I asked, “do you carry any Scotch?” I received a disappointed grimace and a sad shaking of the waiter’s head. “No,” she said. “There’s no such thing.” “Oh. Well,” I started. “But we do have whisky.” You may [...]

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Notes From The Road: Connect

08.30.2012 Travel

On our recent trip I found that I didn’t miss TV, but I did miss data. I couldn’t pick up my iPhone to look up a restaurant recommendation or a bit of information about the historical site we were visiting. I couldn’t get the bus schedule, get directions, or share the photos of what I was seeing. [...]

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Notes From The Road: Walk

08.27.2012 Travel

Even two weeks after our trip to Edinburgh my mind is still buzzing with the things we did and saw. Although I’m rested and back to work and at my typical schedule, a part of me is still back there, walking the cobblestone streets of that ancient city. Walking in a new place, when this [...]

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Notes From The Road: Be There, Do That

08.22.2012 Travel

On our first day in Edinburgh, while waiting for our rental flat to be made ready, we walked about Princes Park. It was a beautiful, sunny day. We had prepared ourselves for cold and wet and the sunny weather was a pleasant surprise, especially after a long overnight plane trip (with very little sleep). We [...]

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