Memories of Momentary Magic: Takeaways from a Daytrip to the West Highlands of Scotland

Dolphins. Seals. Otters. Catching a glimpse of those was always on my wish list anytime I found myself near a loch (lake) or shore while in Scotland. That’s why my head, on auto-pilot, turned left to scan the sea as soon as I stepped out into the cool, salty air surrounding Mallaig. Disappointed, again, I …

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People you may meet on a train to Edinburgh

“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” Gloria Steinem With a low electric hum, the train moved over the tracks leading from Glasgow’s Central Station. Across the aisle, two women took seats by the window. One, a mature, petite woman, a silk …

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