Tag Archives: Scotland

TCS: A Virtual Burns Night Supper

Good Morning! A silver tumbler for a wee dram – So “take a cup of kindness yet” and join in! ___________________________________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, … Continue reading

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Readings – Whistling Sling Bullets Were Roman Troops’ Secret ‘Terror Weapon’

~ Readings features content from elsewhere. ~ It seems humans have always found ways to terrorize their enemies in addition to killing. Eighteen hundred years ago, one of these was was “whistling” bullets flung with slings. –o-O-o– Whistling Sling Bullets Were … Continue reading

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Oh, cruel is the snow that sweeps Glencoe, and covers the grave o’ Donald

This is a reprise of a story I wrote two years ago on Daily Kos. It is updated with a few edits, but is a timeless story of politics, of deceit, of a fearful leader, murder, honor by soldiers in … Continue reading

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‘Tis Burns Night

By CHARLTON STANLEY Robert Burns was born on this day in 1759.  The bard of Scotland was an ordinary man who did extraordinary things with the language of his time.  He wrote in the Scots dialect, but he also wrote … Continue reading

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