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Hello from Scotland

By this time of night, my body still reminds me that it started the wake-up process at 4am thanks to minor lingering jet lag, so this will just be a fly-by post. After a couple of nights in Dunfermline and

Scotland’s People Centre

During my recent trip to Scotland, I got to spend 3 1/2 days researching at the Scotland's People Centre/Register House. For those of us researching Scottish roots, this place is invaluable. Scotland's vital record keeping is among the world's best.

#SiWC17

So much going on in my life these days, not least of which is planning for this year's Surrey International Writers' Conference. 2017 marks the 25th annual SiWC. We've come a long way from the borrowed classroom in a local