Monthly Archives: December 2013

Sun Standing Still

The word solstice comes from the Latin: sol (“sun”) and sistere (“to stand still”).  As seen from Earth, the sun’s highest point for the day is at its lowest for the year and the movement of the Sun’s path comes … Continue reading

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The Highlands, Day Two

I was still somewhat jokingly (nah, not really) in search of a good cup of coffee.  I was sure I could find one somewhere en route during the trip. I like decaf; I like some teas as well, but there … Continue reading

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The Saltire

As I write this, St. Andrews Day is drawing to a close in Scotland.  While it is not yet a national holiday, it is a day when the patron saint of Scotland is honored, and is considered to be Scotland’s … Continue reading

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