“One afternoon in 2002, I chanced to meet Howie Firth, organiser of Orkney’s Science Festival, in Kirkwall’s Albert Street. He asked if I knew Robert Ermine.”
Here is a wee poem about earmuffs which were invented on this day in 1877.
“While visiting the youth camp at Sturgeon Lake, Robert Ermine had explained the sweat lodge to us and its role in the lives of the people.”
“It was Star Fox powered by the super FX chip that brought polygonal graphics to home consoles and it must have been mind blowing back then.”
“We visited the graves of many of our relatives but most poignant was the site of William Twatt‘s final resting place. “
This week people are being urged to reuse or recycle what they no longer want or need rather than throwing things out or hoarding them. Pass it on week – the Big […]
If you think Runes are a long dead language with nothing to tell us today then think again.
“Chief Ermine placed a traditional, quilted star blanket round my shoulders. Robert, Ali and myself, were made Honorary Members of Sturgeon Lake First Nation, a huge surprise and honour”
St Kessog was Scotland’s patron saint before St Andrew. On the 10th of March 560, St Kessog (MacKessog) was killed by paid brigands.
“The story begins simply. Our storyteller an old man by the name of Teecius is due to die for the second time and go to the reward promised to a bargain maker like himself. But before he does he must tell the story of what happened when he died the first time.”