Places

Hairy Cow Grazing the Grass of Skye

06 Mar 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Places, Things

Red hair is something we've come to expect from the Scottish. Movies and TV shows have convinced us that most real Scots are fiery redheads. Having traveled to Scotland myself, I can debunk that myth. Though I will report that most of their cows are indeed red-headed. One...

The Wedding Grapes

04 Mar 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Places, Things

You've probably noticed that most people are nervous on their wedding day. One June afternoon, someone else's wedding was happening and yet I was nervous. I suppose I wasn't all that surprised by this boomerang feeling as it comes back to me whenever I perform a wedding ceremony. My friends Kylie...

Lonely Ruins on the Isle of Iona

03 Mar 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Places

This tiny pile of stones is interesting enough to look at, and the surrounding scenery is truly stunning. But the story behind these weathered ruins fires up my soul. After two years of saving, planning, and daydreaming, my family made our way to Scotland. We drove...

Dark Corners

02 Mar 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Places, Things

The mansion was warm and inviting by the light of day. However, an entirely different character descended upon the house on that November evening. My wife and I chose to spend her birthday weekend in Napa, California. Strangely enough, I don't know that we sipped any wine during this entire trip. Instead,...