Chairs of the Scottish Parliament

The Parliament building in Edinburgh, Scotland is an architectural delight. Or so I think, after visiting it last autumn. It is modern, clean, and inviting. It is a contrast to so much in Scotland that is older. But, that’s what I like. For what was once new, over time becomes old. A good motto for…

PHOTO: Storms in Padang Bai, Indonesia

I spent a week in Padang Bai, Bali. Which might seem like a long time, except that I got a nasty throat infection, and so it was nice to be in a small, quiet place for a few nights and just relax. It was the rainy season in Bali, and that meant some great late…