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“For auld lang syne”: Farewell, for now

Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind ? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and auld lang syne? — “Auld Lang Syne,” Robert Burns Less than two weeks ago, I was wandering the streets of Glasgow, Scotland. Already, my five months in Scotland feels unreal, like the wispiest of dreams. Every once in awhile, … Continue reading

“The open road”: On Traveling Alone

“The open road is a beckoning, a strangeness, a place where a man can lose himself.” –William Least Heat Moon Before I came to Scotland, I was chatting with a coworker who spent the previous year in Northern Ireland about her extracurricular travels, to Nice, to Bath, to London, to Glasgow, to other places I … Continue reading

On falling in love, or the sudden realization you are home

I can mark the exact moment I realized I had fallen in love with Glasgow. It was a fine day — for Scotland — a bit cloudy but dry and cool. I was wandering around Glasgow Green, this big, grand park speckled with litter in the city centre on the River Clyde. All around me … Continue reading

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