The View from Teegarden’s Star

a short story (going forward still but slowly.  Sorry to be absent but still facing challenges.   I Hope all of you are enjoying this very hot summer!  Blessings!) The View from Teegarden’s Star No one actually remembered how the people reached Teegarden’s Star. It was so long ago that the original voyagers became synonymous with…

Anastasia- there was a time

The Romanovs celebrated New Years quietly but a festive table was always set for visitors.  During this last difficult year of solitudes, sadness and stress  I can say on a positive note  I’ve been reading more  including histories and biographies.  I read the reminiscences of the daughter of the great Welsh poet, and discovered the …

Scáthach and CùChulainn

Needing a break from the stresses of our modern life that have kept me away from posting,  I came across a heroic tale recently mentioned by Alexander Irvine, a photographer from the Hebrides, on Facebook. It was another* old story from an island close to my Scots and Irish heart- the Isle of Skye, so…

Summer, Space, and the Lost Airmen

dedicated to the memory of RCAF Pilot and instructor Vic R  (27) and the crew of the Beechcraft C-45 that went down on Whidby Island.  Vic’s widow passed  in 2014 at 98 years old. Some of her ashes have been interred with  his, her first love and their infant son who also died too soon….

Scandinavian Scotland…..

Viking Roots Around the 9th Century AD, Norse seafarers found their way to Scotland  before continuing further south to what is presently Dublin, Ireland. On the Isle of Skye, names such as Skeabost and Carbost refer to the Viking farms that were once there.  The Skeabost Hotel has great meals and accommodation for travelers. There…

Dr. Chandra, Will I Dream?

 the wee ramble… “Dr Chandra, Will I dream?” is the haunting question, Hal, the computer asks in the face of impending doom in the sequel to A Space Odyssey..  “Yeesha, last night your mother had a dream…”  are the words that began an epic search for an ancient and mysterious civilization whose secrets were written into lost…

The Ruler of the Sky

awakening Osiris Long after my Dad had traveled to Egypt and after we had the opportunity to visit and view the tomb goods of Tutanhkamun,  The  Mysteries of Egypt (Time of the Pharaohs) has traveled to us and The Royal BC Museum.  It has been unusually hot this summer and  the solar disk shines brightly in keeping…

The Last Witch of Scotland

People often walk by the place where I died. I have no grave, but only a stone to mark the spot where I met my fate. It still stands at the foot of someone’s private garden. There is no name on it, just a date, and I might add, an erroneous one. I did not…