Neil was the top Internet-related journo in Scotland, back in the day, when he had the tech beat with The Scotsman Newspaper.
I met him a few years later when he was with The Guardian in London, and he was the first British newspaperman to publish my cartoons for a bit; this was back in 2001 or so.
Postcard sent to Andrew Flowerdew, an old Edinburgh friend. He’s s the younger brother of Dr. Rob Flowerdew, who I was dorm mates with back in school. I got to know Andrew more during my college years, mostly during the Edinburgh Festival, hanging out with Rob and Ross Kennedy (recipient of Scottish Project #008) in Rob’s basement flat in Great King Street.
“Flowerdew” is an old Norman name that came over from France (with Andrew’s ancestors and William The Conquerer in the Invasion of 1066), derived from “Fleur de Dieu”, i.e. Fower of God. Very fancy.
Postcard sent to Crinan Dunbar, an old school chum and now one of the owners of the Pitgeveny Estate in Elgin, Moray, near Inverness.
Everybody loves that gate. Everybody remembers playing with the big, red, lovely letters as children.
Postcard sent to Ewan McIntosh , a buddy from the early blogging days, now living in Edinburgh. He was known back then as an early innovator in the education space, and has done very well with it since then.
This postcard goes out to London-based Gia and Brian, one of my favorite couples.
Gia Milinovich is an old friend from my early UK blogging days, her husband, Professor Brian Cox is a well known pysicist who does a lot of TV shows and public lectures both in the UK and over here in the US. Both are real sweetheats and are sharp as nails.
Postcard sent to Kevin Williamson. Scottish poet, author, book editor and old friend.
I’ve sent one to him before (#003); I just thought this one had his name all over it.
Because my mother was an enterprise consultant back in the day, SAP pretty much paid for me and my sister’s college education. So this is a payback move, of sorts.
My lastest Scottish Project postcard. Recipient yet to be decided.
Postcard sent to Seth Woods, a local friend here in Raleigh, NC.
Postcard sent to my Austin buddy, Tucker Max, former notorious author and Founder of Scribe Media. I went to UT for college, so Austin has always had a big chunk of my heart, even though I’ve haven’t lived there in decades.