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Vikings! Un-horned and hygienic?

There is a rather comical poster hanging outside the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh; it flaunts a man on the steps of the museum entrance, dressed in Viking war attire and waving a sword above his head in that stereotypical way we would expect a barbaric man to do. This reenactment snapshot advertises Vikings! … Continue reading

Patterns of Patterns in Nature

On my route to work I often pass through St. Andrew’s square, which I consider to be a little oasis in the midst of Edinburgh’s concrete city center. You can’t miss the Melville Monument, because its a towering pillar smack dab in the middle of the square but this month the main focus no longer … Continue reading

Circumnavigation – Around a Modern World in 13 years

Reading BBC headlines today, I came across an article about Jason Lewis, a man who circumnavigated his way around the world using only human power. Bicycles,¬†roller-blades¬† kayaks, pedal-boats… motor-less and wind-less vehicles ONLY. My first thought about this is -why do we always hear about zany records like this after they’ve been set, rather than … Continue reading