This Just caught my eye: October 25, 2014 at 06:00PM


The undercroft beneath @Glasgow #Cathedral

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This Just caught my eye: October 25, 2014 at 05:39PM


Somewhere in @Glasgow
Rust never sleeps… and paint never lasts.
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This Just caught my eye: October 25, 2014 at 05:07PM


@Glasgow #Cathedral – October 2014

The Cathedral from the Necropolis. Kinda makes you wonder what they could have done if they’d had construction cranes in the 12th century… @historicscotland @welovehistory @getolympus @visitscotland @GreatBritain @TwitterUK @medievalworld
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This Just caught my eye: October 24, 2014 at 07:54PM


@Glasgow #Cathedral – October 2014

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This Just caught my eye: October 24, 2014 at 10:47AM


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My Office This Afternoon – Oct 20
St. Andrews, Scotland

In addition to the cathedral in St. Andrews, there is also a castle ruin.

St. Andrews Castle was home to the bishops of the cathedral – yeah, the bishops, they lived in castles, too… This one figured quite prominently in the conflicts surrounding the Scottish reformation.  One Protestant was burned at the stake, and then the townspeople stormed the castle and killed the Cardinal who’d ordered the execution.

From the grounds of the castle ruin, this is the look back toward the cathedral… standrews-3

The Quest for a
Proper Coffee MUG

Sometimes it’s the little things that make for finding your way into a comfort zone in otherwise unfamiliar surroundings….

A coffee mug, for example…

I think the British must learned how to drink coffee by drinking tea.

Now THAT's a proper coffee mug.

Now THAT’s a proper coffee mug.

How else to explain the ridiculous coffee cups I found in most of the country? You know the type… it’s really a tea cup.  There is a little handle that’s barely big enough to get one finger into.

Clearly they haven’t done the physics on those things … a hot cup balanced on the 3rd and 4th fingers… they do know that coffee is hot, right?  And that the heat transfers to the vessel holding the fluids?  And that heat then transfers to the fingers trying to balance the cup?  Apparently they haven’t figured that out yet, they’re too busy keeping their upper lips stiff…

So, regrettably – since I’m really making an effort to avoid the multi-national chains and patronize the local shops – I finally had to give in and go to a Starbucks to get a cup of coffee in a proper put-your-fist-in-it mug.