It's been five years since I visited Scotland, the home of my paternal ancestors, and it was far from the tartan-clad, bagpipe-playing, haggis-eating oasis I was half-expecting.
urry in a Hurry was on our agenda for lunch, and we were able to fit in a nice walk to the French café on West Bow (by the castle) for supper. Carrot and fennel soup and an amazing veggie sandwich on toasted bread, was a perfect meal for a rainy Scottish evening.
James P. Leary's new book and CD set, Folksongs of Another America, reveals astonishing diversity in the music of the Upper Midwest.
A Scottish babysitter’s life seems to be in a spin cycle after she snapped photographs of a toddler with Down syndrome inside a washing machine for a laugh.
It's an old cliché that Canada is entirely like the United States -- a sort of 51st state. Of course, it isn't. It has some qualities that are characteristically Canadian, not American. The "Capers,'' a mix of Scottish, French, English, Irish and those whom Canadians call members of the "First Nations'' (our "Native Americans''), have a very strong regional identity.
AGAINST INDEPENDENCE FOR INDEPENDENCE (Reuters) - In the battle over Scottish independence, a rising number of famous Scots
There's a classic saying that goes, "An old musician never dies, he just... (fill in the blank)," and one fills in that blank with whatever witticism aptly applies. I don't know if Erik Scott would appreciate the "old musician" reference, but since he and I did meet back in the early-'80s, it's likely the term applies to us both!
Genetic genealogy has been around for more than a dozen years, but has exploded in popularity over the last few. We're remarkably
Doctors have warned certain patients not to hit the Brussels sprouts too hard this Christmas. A man from Ayrshire, Scotland
In a world where Scotland is threatening to break away from ties with Britain, how will the eurozone convince national entities, each with some call on a deep and emotionally satisfying past, to drop all that and cloak themselves in this synthetic garment called "Europe"?
An Englishman, an Irishman, and a Scotsman walked into a bar.