What Wild Birds Tell Us About Ourselves

August 27, 2013 - I am not much of a wildlife photographer. I enjoy doing it when the opportunity arises. But being a good wildlife photog...
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How Much Enhancement?

August 23, 2013 - The subject today is enhancement. I am in Litchfield Beach, S.C. at the moment, not far from a gallery in Pawleys Islan...
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Golf, Pure and Simple

August 16, 2013 - At the Lagavulin distillery on the Scottish island of Islay, a tour guide will tell you the counter-intuitive secret to...
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Of Bagpipes and Scottish Independence

August 15, 2013 - There are two things, in my experience, that indicate a journalist is floundering. One is quoting a taxi driver. This is...
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Daring Death on the Isle of Mull

August 12, 2013 - I generally don't have a problem switching to the left side of the road when I drive in the British Isles. Or, to be mor...
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Game of Thrones, the Beta Version

August 11, 2013 - On the island of Islay, off the western coast of Scotland, there is a small blue lake, Loch Finlaggan. Near the shore of...
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The Islay and Jura Agricultural Association Annual Show

August 09, 2013 - A long time ago, there was a Broadway musical called Camelot. In one of its songs, Queen Guinevere promises a knight of...
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What Improves with Age

August 06, 2013 - I write from the island of Islay, in the Hebrides off the western coast of Scotland. I thought I was coming here to play...
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