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Day’s Like This, No 24: Beinn Alligin – Horns and All

BEINN Alligin lifts itself out of Upper Loch Torridon with the casual assurance of a big beast among a clan of big beasts. With walls of bare striated sandstone and ridges that slice the wind, Alligin is a monument to brutal mountain architecture, eclipsed only by its immediate neighbour, Liathach. 970 more words


High School Reunions...Made for Other Folks

Every summer there are high school class reunions going on, or there are plans for one sooner or later. It’s clear many people like to attend them, enjoy catching up with friends from ten, twenty, thirty or more years back. 2,549 more words

But You Were Just Too Clever By Half*

If you read enough crime fiction, you learn a few lessons. One of them is that there is danger in being very clever and observant. Characters who notice things and put the proverbial two and two together tend to come upon truths that aren’t safe for them to know. 1,055 more words

Agatha Christie

Don't Panic: European Hitchhiking Trends of Our Days

The Heart of Gold’s Improbability Drive made it the most powerful and unpredictable ship in existence. There was nothing it couldn’t do, provided you knew exactly how improbable it was that the thing you wanted it to do would ever happen… 3,287 more words


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Adam & the Olympics

(2 Minute Read)

Citius, Altius, Fortius!
(Faster, Higher, Stronger!)

It’s the official Latin motto of the Olympic Games.

Watching the Rio Olympics over the last few weeks prompted intriguing questions in my mind: 1,177 more words


Where the Gin is Cold, But the Piano's Hot*

From 1919 until 1933, the transportation, sale, import and export of alcoholic beverages was illegal in the United States. But Prohibition certainly didn’t stop people drinking. 965 more words


The Islander and the Gardeners

Sometimes I hated taking these jobs, which was ridiculous because anyone would give their eye teeth to get a job one like that. But it was also nuts how much money people could spend on lawn maintenance. 4,845 more words