Category Archives: Land trust

Sun Standing Still

(Originally posted, December 2013) 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 … Continue reading

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Freeing the Trees

We arrived at the airport in Edinburgh mid-afternoon, but with all the time spent with the lost luggage situation, we did not get on the road until a few hours after we had planned to do so. This meant that … Continue reading

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Mishaps Do Not A Total Disaster Make

We flew in to Heathrow and then on to Edinburgh. Our luggage did not. It took the British Airways baggage claim people an hour to let us know that, due to a scanner failure at Heathrow, there were somewhere around … Continue reading

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There’s More To This Plot Than the Title

I spent this past weekend working at the Highland Titles booth at the Scottish Highland Gathering and Games in Pleasanton (California). I first heard about Highland Titles a few years ago when I stopped by the Highland Titles booth and had … Continue reading

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Modern Idiocy At an Ancient Site

  Yesterday, the BBC reported that someone has vandalized the Ring of Brodgar, one of the many—and certainly one of the most spectacular—ancient sites on the Island of Orkney. At 341 feet in diameter it is the third largest stone … Continue reading

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Don’t Judge the Land By the Title

I first heard about Highland Titles a few years ago. I was at the Scottish Highland Gathering and Games in Pleasanton (California) when I stopped by the Highland Titles booth and had a nice chat with Stephen Rossiter. We talked about … Continue reading

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Rocking Stones ~ Clach-Bràth

I was going through some old photographs from when I lived up in the California Sierra Nevada near Yosemite National Park. I had taken a photo of a very large rock that was sitting upon other rocks, but it didn’t look … Continue reading

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