Monthly Archives: January 2014

Carving the Runes

Here I am, sitting in my room, writing away with classical music in the background, and the announcer says that a guitar quartet will be playing (Sir) Peter Maxwell Davies’s “A Farewell to Stromness” — so I stop writing and … Continue reading

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A Burns By Any Other Name…

Call him Robert, Robbie, Rabbie, or the Ploughman Poet:  Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796) is the poet-son of Scotland. He was named the “greatest Scot” in a 2009 popular vote by Scotland’s STV television channel. Of … Continue reading

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