A New Year’s Resolution is a promise made at the beginning of the year, and usually made only to yourself, that you will achieve a personal goal at some point throughout the year. According to historians, New Year’s resolutions have been occupying our thoughts for at least 4,000 years. TheRead More →

It’s been a while, huh? The Kilted Dad had a great year back in 2018. Amazing progress and the achievement of lofty goals were the order of the year. My training allowed me to build up to and complete the Trotternish Trek – a 57 mile circuit around the IsleRead More →

Today, marks the 274th anniversary of the Battle of Culloden, the last ever pitched battle to be fought on British soil, which took place on 16th April 1746. Below follows a description of the Battle from the National Trust for Scotland: It was here that the Jacobite army took theirRead More →

April 6, 2020 marks the 700th Anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath which is widely seen as Scotland’s most iconic document. It evokes the sentiments of sovereign independence which gives is special distinction not only for Scotland but throughout the world. The Declaration is a letter written to the PopeRead More →

I’ve lost track of whether we’re under a “Safer at Home” or a “Shelter in Place” order, and how much difference there really is between the two. Technically, no one is supposed to be outside their home unless they work in an essential industry (like the Kilted Wife is) orRead More →

This COVID-19 Pandemic is shaping up to be an interesting social experiment. With governments over-reacting, under-reacting, and politicizing every move made by world leaders. It’s been interesting to watch the press and many politicians more interested in blaming the President than trying to be part of the solution in hopesRead More →

Well, after not having any significant goals set up for 2019, and therefore not really achieving the goals I didn’t really have in the first place, I ended 2019 in just about the same place as I ended 2018. Now that we’re already a week into 2020, I thought I’dRead More →

“Gaelic is Here!” A great thing happened last week. After weeks of waiting (which is actually much earlier than first announced) Scottish Gaelic was added to Duolingo. For those of you who are not familiar, Duolingo is a language app launched in 2011 that offers more than 90 language coursesRead More →