Monthly Archives: May 2014

Little White Rose of Scotland

  I have a hand-written poem dedicated to me … well, that’s an exaggeration. It is actually autographed to me. The poet whose name I did not know until he put it on paper was invited to my guardian’s flat … Continue reading

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New Zealand Cannot Exist

  New Zealand is a small country with a huge coastline. It has a population of 4.5 million.  It has a topography similar to Scotland, lots of mountains and glens. It rains a lot. Some places are named after Scottish … Continue reading

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Essays in Betrayal 3

  This is the third chapter extrapolated from James Anderson’s invocation to Scotland’s legitimacy as an independent nation, published in Edinburgh in 1705. The intention is to show how, first time around, the same disinformation and black propaganda as now … Continue reading

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Library Time for Kids

I’m attending a primary class obervation hour, east end of Glasgow. The children are six years of age. Many are from disadvantaged homes we used to call “poor.” Elbows poke out of frayed jerseys, snotty noses abound, hair cut by … Continue reading

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A Scottish Compliment

  Here is an example of the Scots technique of passing a compliment. It took time to track down all the remaining former Italian prisoners of war that built the famous Italian Chapel on Lang Holm, Orkney. If you know little … Continue reading

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BBC Scotland – the Cultural Tollbooth

  BBC Scotland is a toll through which Scottish culture has to pass. Don’t expect to  gain success BBC Scotland has two standard us-no-responsible excuses for turning you down: BBC London controls schedules and purse strings. That’s the equivalent of, … Continue reading

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The Pitch – BBC Scotland

We don’t do ‘drama’ here The head of BBC Scotland drama kept me waiting over twenty minutes, an open area in the deathly mausoleum they call Pacific Quay headquarters. I’d come a long way for the meeting, from Los Angeles, … Continue reading

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