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The Vegetarian Pageant

My flight into Mumbai was delayed by two hours in Singapore.

Arriving at Mumbai airport after midnight, my plane had to bank for twenty minutes before it could land. 997 more words


A weekend of Celtic culture at the Central VA Celtic Festival and Highland Games

RICHMOND, Va – Festival Organizers Stokes McCune and Mark Stepanian shared a sampling of Celtic culture from this year’s Central Virginia Celtic Festival and Highland Games. 77 more words

Virginia This Morning

Farewell Mr. & Mrs. Smith

(Click play to enjoy a musical tribute to this lovely couple as you read the blog post.)


I don’t plan on blogging about funerals often, but these two people were very close and dear to my heart, and have a touching story. 241 more words


New (Piping) Year Resolutions!

In the piping world, the year is really separated by two distinct seasons – the competition season, and the off-season. Increasingly, the lines are getting blurred with events like Winter Storm, the Metro Cup, and other winter-season indoor contests, but I would argue that most in the pipe band world still think of those as happening in the off-season. 461 more words

Fountain Trust Pipe Band

Settling In, Branching Out

Alright, I KNEW I would be horrible at keeping up on posts!! Sorry for the month-long gap, guys…

I have been in Scotland for a month and a half now, loving the crap out of most of this adventure and yelling expletives at the rest of it.   707 more words

Fries, Foreigners and Finger Condoms

As I mentioned in my last post, the day hadn’t ended yet.

Fries are an integral part of the South Korean diet, and what’s the preferred drink with one’s fries? 282 more words

Oct. 17. 2014 Song Suggestions: Electronic Music + Folk = ???

For those new to my song suggestion lists, the idea behind this series is to provide both casual music listeners and dedicated musicians/songwriters with several set lists of songs that serve as musical launchpads into a world of fun exploration and maybe even inspiration. 517 more words