Monthly Archives: December 2012

In the Midst of Plenty

In the upstairs dormitory around 65 people, mainly men, sleep on camp beds, rough lumber frames over which a rectangle of canvas has been stretched and stapled. Each bed is furnished with a donated blanket and a pillow. The beds … Continue reading

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Rosslyn: a Poem in Stone

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It was a huge cathedral the St. Clairs intended to build, close by their castle, on Roslin’s lovely glenside. 15th century Rosslyn Chapel is a truncated version of the planned cathedral — really just the part called the ‘choir’. Circumstances … Continue reading

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Remember it well, The Eglinton Hotel

  The Eglinton Hotel, Dalmellington Dalmellington is a short mile from the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory in  Galloway Forest Park. Sadly, we had rain and did not see the starry heavens. The observatory itself and its astronomers are worth the visit.  I … Continue reading

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