Version three

The world has another blog

With a beautiful sunset as his backdrop, the taxi driver pulled up to the Creggans Inn on the shores of Loch Fyne. He was early, so he sat and chatted while we finished our drinks.

With the parked taxi’s window wound down we could hear the sounds of the radio drifting out, playing that traditional sort of Scottish music: pipes, accordions, drums. If you guess the band playing, he said, I’ll give you a free lift home.

I know less about the traditional music of Scotland than I do about the politics of the Yucatán peninsula, so I took a guess. Is it your band? I asked.

He looked crestfallen. His face sagged. It was his band.

The night had been too much fun — the food too tasty, the atmosphere too good, the scenery to fantastic — to steal his fare. So we paid him anyway.

Another blog

As you’ll have noticed, I’m blogging again. In 2005 I wrote from the United States, Peru, Chile, and Easter Island; in 2007 I wrote from Argentina and, occasionally, Edinburgh. Now I’m writing from Glasgow. It’ll probably be far more prosaic: Python and Django instead of a traveller’s thoughts and dreams of contentment.

We’ll see how it goes.

  1. What’s with the blog again then? I followed both previous blogs and look forward to this one.

    Gilly Willy
    12 July 2009

  2. Excellent, another RSS feed to add!

    Looking forward to some well written sheez here Riggatron – I’m angling for articles on Glasgow’s finest architecture, the correct use of ampersands, how to code a calendar app in Django, the best way to boil a pot of tea, some politics stuff, the merits of old-man pubs, and a 3-page special on how to keep the male scrotum trimmed and waxed so closely it shines like a polished bowling ball.

    My blog is here –

    12 July 2009