Celtic Festivals and Baseball Games

Yesterday I was in Mt. Airy, Maryland for the Mid-Maryland Celtic Festival. I attended two years ago, when it was the Frederick Celtic Festival. Same location — the Mt. Airy Fire Department Fairgrounds — just a slightly more accurate name. Two years ago, a sudden torrential squall developed mid-afternoon, and it was so thoroughly soaking … Continue reading Celtic Festivals and Baseball Games

Link Round-Up: December 29

A couple of things that caught my attention today. Dear Steven Moffat: The Husbands of River Song – At work yesterday, a coworker asked me what I thought of the Doctor Who Christmas special. I found myself struggling for words. The ending worked for me, even though I recognized how emotionally manipulative it was. The … Continue reading Link Round-Up: December 29

Link Round-Up: December 21

Here are some things I read today that interested me. Do Christians And Muslims Worship The Same God? – Yes. Next question? (For more about this, see my link round-up for December 17th.) NPR 12 Days of Christmas Songs: ‘Christmas Time Is Here’ Is A Hymn for the Ages – As part of their “12 … Continue reading Link Round-Up: December 21

Scotland’s Independence: Final Thoughts

Yesterday, Scotland voted on its independence from the United Kingdom. Early this morning, the ballots were counted. By a margin of 400,000 votes, Scotland voted 55-45 to remain within the UK. I collected my tweets from last night, which showed history as it happened — the vote totals as they came in (retweeted from the … Continue reading Scotland’s Independence: Final Thoughts

History As It Happened: Live-Tweeting the Scottish Referendum

Yesterday, Scotland voted on its independence from the United Kingdom. While I plan on having a longer post with my thoughts on the historic event and its results, for the moment I want to share with you — and preserve for history — my live-tweeting of the results as they came in last night along … Continue reading History As It Happened: Live-Tweeting the Scottish Referendum

Scotland’s Independence: My Thoughts

On Thursday, Scotland will vote on whether or not it should remain in the United Kingdom. While I have no say in Scotland’s future and my opinion won’t matter, I do have some thoughts on the issue. The romantic in me wants to vote Yes. The romantic in me wants to see an independent Scotland. … Continue reading Scotland’s Independence: My Thoughts