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Medevial morning

I always feel like a part of the Braveheart cast when it looks like this outside of our house.


Braveheart: Not Quite What We'd Expect to Hear Before a Battle

Mel Gibson’s William Wallace is famous for giving a stirring speech. Before the battle of Stirling Bridge, he gives this somewhat famous speech in which he tells them that they are fighting for freedom, although he never explains what freedom means, except that it can’t be taken away. 913 more words


A LOOK BACK: The Gift of a Thistle

While I am off on vacation and soaking up the sun, take a look at this post from August 2013. It is just as relevant now as it was then. 11 more words


Scottish Independence Takes Center Stage at Edinburgh Theater Festivals

With Scotland voting next month on whether to claim independence from the rest of the United Kingdom, polls suggest that the unionist No voters hold the majority. 699 more words


First World Problems

They say that traveling broadens horizons and helps one to see that all people throughout the world are really not that different. Wrong, traveling makes you realize that some people throughout the world have really low expectations. 523 more words


The end of the United Kingdom?

In 1698 a group of Scottish businessmen established a colony in Central America, on the Isthmus of Panama. The ‘Darien Project’, named after its location on the Gulf of Darien, turned out to be a disaster – fatally so, for most of the men and women who went out there between 1698 and 1700, but a financial disaster back in Scotland as well. 898 more words

Australian History


Prime Minister Tony Abbott yesterday issued a $500,000 reward for any information leading to the capture of Scottish folk hero William Wallace.

The puzzling announcement arrived on the back of recent comments the PM made that were highly critical of Scotland’s bid for independence. 252 more words