What’s in a word?

During my student days at University of Glasgow, I had the benefit of meeting the then Writer-in-Residence Liz Lochhead (who later became the national poet of Scotland, the Scots Makar) for a few one-to-one sessions. Having been a massive fan of hers since studying Mary Queen of Scots got her Head Chopped Off and Blood …

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On Being Spread Too Thin

I am a Virgo. What this means, for those of you who don't follow such pastimes as how one's personality traits may or may not align to one's astrological sign, is that I pride myself on structure, organization, punctuality, reliability. I am nothing, I think to myself, if not fifteen minutes early for an appointment, …