Why Can’t I Touch Art?

I have a confession.  It happened a long time ago, but the memory remains firmly entrenched.  I touched a work of art.  I cannot use the excuse of youth, because my mother, Frances, was very specific about art gallery etiquette.  I was to stand a few feet away from the work of art with myContinue reading “Why Can’t I Touch Art?”

Walking With History

“Twelve Highlanders and a bagpipe make a rebellion.” Scottish Proverb I always imagined that the bagpipes were invented deep within the misty highlands of Scotland, a gift of the Celtic people to the rest of the world. But that is not so.  Bagpipes are an ancient instrument dating as far back as Egyptian civilizations.  OverContinue reading “Walking With History”

Happy St. Andrews Day!

  Today is St. Andrew’s Day!  Scotland is celebrating their patron saint. The bagpipers will be out in force, along with the haggis and tartans.  And not only in Scotland.  According to the official St. Andrew’s Day website, there are over 50 million people (of which I am one) around the world that claim ScottishContinue reading “Happy St. Andrews Day!”