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“We were going out of our minds,” Izzy said, reflecting back on when everything had shut down, pretty much without warning, due to COVID-19. The weather was cold, wet, dreary, and no … more
For two pounds/75 pence you get a whiskey side with a half lager or dark beer at the Lismore Pub in Glasgow’s West End. For less than $3.50, this “old man’s drink,” is a … more
The Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) holds that all actions are controlled by intentions. TPB, developed by Icek Ajzen in 1985, suggests an individual's intention to perform or not to perform a … more
It’s Christmas time, when we celebrate the birth of Christ. In the U.S., surveys show that more than 80 percent of us believe in God. That’s more people than have lawyers, drive foreign … more
Pitlochry is set in Scotland’s geographic center along a main route through the Highlands towards the Cairngorms. My first glimpse, as I approached Pitlochry by train, registered the … more
My wife lied to me. “No, I didn’t,” she insisted. But she did.  By omission, that is. You see, every year we go to a Christmas Fair with my buddy Maloney and his … more
In a world filled with flavorless, cookie-cutter chain stores, it’s nice to talk with local shop owners. There is a zest for life and an urge to create that fuels their day-to-day living. Lisa … more
Do you hate poetry? I hear that a lot. People see something written in a vertical form, strange lines, sometimes rhyming. For some, the eye just rolls away as soon as they see the … more
Our border tour actually begins in Hatch as we work our way to Pepe’s Cantina on the west edge of town where we meet Pedro, a migrant from Guatemala. When I first met him in March, he was in … more
“Why did that quilt win?” I blurted, eyeing both the blue ribbon and the distinctly different character of the quilt before me. “Oh, you should never say that,” my companion … more
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