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Houseboats in Holland

Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, is often called the Venice of the North. It boasts more bridges (1,753) than Venice. Bridges connect its 165 canals. And along these canals people live in houseboats...

Then & Now

There was a time, not so long ago, when wooden shoes were made by hand. Water resistant wooden shoes were needed for those who worked the land to protect their feet from the marshy...

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The “Modern” Kilt

As we’ve learned in the last three posts, the kilt, as we know it, evolved from an earlier version (feileadh mor) worn for hundreds of years. What precipitated the change? The modern kilt was...

The Feileadh Mor

The kilt we know today did not exist before the early 1800’s. Prior to that time, men wore a feileadh mor (pronounced filla more), sometimes called a plaid. The feileadh mor is also referred...

A Wrinkle in Time

It is the first morning of our time in the mountains. I awake early to commune with my beloved mountains; these mountains that feed my spirit and renew my soul. Alas, there are no...