Monthly Archives: October 2011

Edinburgh to Dublin, the Third Leg of This Dog

You could put what I know about Scottish life and history in the hem of a kilt, but still, I easily say, Edinburgh was enchanting. Old, beautiful architecture, large sky still surprisingly to be seen from horizons, and young, bright-eyed … Continue reading

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The Spiral Staircase, My Climb Out of Darkness

Karen Armstrong Alfred A Knopf, 2004 I was taken by the first paragraph of The Spiral Staircase, though I was wondering what had overtaken me to loan the memoir from the library. Only two days before I had told myself, … Continue reading

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Hampton Court to Edinburgh, The Second Leg of This Dog

After a stare-down with pork and beans for breakfast (I won, got croissant) Sam and I boarded the bus. Second seat behind driver was open so down we plunked. The bus filled with the straggly, jet-lagged before rules were laid … Continue reading

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London, The First Leg of This Dog

The long silence has been because Sam took a bus tour of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. We flew into London at 6:30 a.m. while it was still dark and I could see the city lights below. But where were … Continue reading

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