A Free Scotland

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A Free Scotland

While many of my family came from Scotland many generations ago, I love the country a great deal. I did post-graduate studies there in 1968-69 and returned in the spring of 2013. It was interesting to return to a country that in some ways has not changed for centuries and in other ways has make drastic changes.

When I was there 45-years ago, the Scots did not debate Scottish independence from Great Britain very much. However, it is now for many a hotly contested matter. While I wanted to return to Scotland because of its history, its people, and scenery, I wanted to do some research of the issue of Scottish independence that will be decided on September 18, 2014.

Spending nearly a month there recently, I have learned a great deal about the reasons for Scotland voting on independence. Like Burma, there will not be a revolution, but it will be interesting to see how the country votes.


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The Golden Rock thumbnail The Golden Rock Rocks and Stones Hold Countries Together
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The Martians aren't Invading... thumbnail The Martians aren't Invading... But Stupid People are.
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Halloween Celebration... thumbnail Halloween Celebration... Something That Scotland Should Take Note
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Royal Racism thumbnail Royal Racism ...Holier Than Thou
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