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Spring Break Islay!


When Mrs. Satellite Engineer came up with Scotland as a Spring Break destination for us and the teenage daughters, my first thoughts went quickly to Islay. That idyllic island on the west coast is forever in my mind after three days there with the Single Cask Nation (SCN) […]

The Final Dram


It’s a fact of life: we all will die, even Larry King. Abe Vigoda finally did, so it really is inevitable. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Loved ones will weep, bills will keep coming, and people you hardly knew will spit on your grave. So be it. […]

Connections


The last month or so hasn’t been fun. There have been fun moments here and there but in general there has mostly been sadness, luckily waning. My sister, Marci, passed away in late April unexpectedly leaving me the last one of our nuclear family. Our relationship wasn’t always […]

A Rush of Canadian Whiskey


Nova Scotia looks right smack dab into the expanse of the northern Atlantic Ocean. It’s bucolic on the best of days and darn right nasty when a sea fueled squall (or worse) rushes in to darken, dampen and chill its door. Hearty souls are created in these extreme […]