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Scotland 2014: A Video Diary

Oh hey, guys. It’s been awhile, and I’d like to say I spent the whole time working on this video, but that would be a lie, and I can’t lie to you all. Please welcome me back. Thank you.

As probably most of you know, my mom, dad, and I travelled to Scotland in July for the Turnbull Gathering, a family reunion of my mom’s “clan” in Hawick, Scotland. As the legend goes, our clan chief, way back when, turned a charging bull away from Robert the Bruce, king of Scotland, saving his life. The clan chief was then knighted Sir Turn the Bull, and hence my mom received her maiden name. The Turnbulls are a rare breed, and it was so nice to meet so many of them from all corners of the world: Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Canada, etc.

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I’ll Be Doing My Best Braveheart Impression For The Next Two Weeks

I wouldn’t be a true NoMad if I didn’t travel anywhere, so I’m happy to report that I’m leaving for Scotland tonight and will be making my merry way along the Scottish Borders, Northumberland, Edinburgh, Stirling, and St. Andrews for the next two weeks.

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Is It Too Much To Ask To See A Triple Crown Winner In My Lifetime?

Photo courtesy of the New York Times.

Today’s news that I’ll Have Another was scratched from Saturday’s Belmont Stakes was devastating to me. Every year I get so excited that it might be the year I’ll see a horse win the Triple Crown. And every year I’m disappointed. I mean, clearly I should be upset that this poor horse is suffering with some kind of tendonitis in his leg. And I am. But I’m also selfish and there are things that I want, nay need, to see happen in my lifetime.

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