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Haggis—and Other Scottish Yummies

 

The Highlands of Scotland near Gairloch
The Highlands of Scotland near Gairloch

This photo has nothing to do with this post. But if I put up a picture of haggis, would you be reading this? If you don’t know what haggis is, read on. Or if you don’t know what clootie dumpling is, read on. Or chapshot—you’ll never guess that one.

On a recent trip to the Scottish Highlands, I wanted to sample as many of the uniquely Scottish dishes as I could. Here’s what I ate. Continue reading Haggis—and Other Scottish Yummies

A Sister is a Good Thing to Have

Maddening as they might be, a sister is a good thing to have. I should know, I’ve got one.

What’s a sister good for?

When we were young she was good for picking on, or, shame on me, for ignoring.

Now that we’re adults, I’ve found my sister to be a lot more useful. She’s good for lots of talk on the phone—she lives a thousand miles away.

She’s good for an honest opinion. Me, “What do you think of the new title for my book?” Her, “I don’t get it.” Continue reading A Sister is a Good Thing to Have