Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Stories pouring in

It's not quite even April and not only is the April Guide posted, but stories are pouring in for the May issue, which will focus on more ancient Celtic culture and mysteries. I am so grateful to the handful of authors who have so quickly and kindly lent their hands to this endeavor. The word is spreading, new ideas and articles are arising, and the quality of the Guide is improving with each issue.

Unless there is some disturbing or glaring error, no back issue will be changed from its basic design and content. This promises to become an archive of some great and diverse Celtic-oriented stories. That was the plan, in the first place!

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

I couldn't resist!

April is now online, just a bit early. It was basically finished and several people wanted a glimpse of it, so I figured - What the heck? While you are enjoying this issue and past issues, I and many other wonderful guest authors will be busy on the May issue of Celtic Guide

Monday, March 12, 2012

New Authors

The April issue is well underway. We have at least two new authors and it appears we may have one or two more join in before we go live.

The focus will be on Scotland, this issue, with a brief detour to Hawaii. National Tartan Day is celebrated on April 6th. We may possible have a word or two from its first National Chairman, whom I met in 2006. We've also been introduced to a writer from National Geographic, and a Hollywood publicist.

Ain't "viral" wonderful? Ha!

Anyway, it's back to work, writing, editing, emailing and have the time of my life. Anyone got sumpin' to say, I'm a listenin'.

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Back To Work

Vacation's over, time to get busy on April. Went to Hawaii for a couple of weeks and found that the Celtic community is alive and well, there. The Hawaiian Scottish Festival & Highland Games kicks off March 31st, with the games extending into April. This will be the 31st year for the event.

Also, the islands are gearing up for St. Patrick's Day. There are a half dozen or so Irish pubs just in the Honolulu area, alone. Perhaps I will feature some more Hawaiian/ Celtic news in the April issue.

FYI - One of the most famous of Hawaiian princesses was Victoria Ka'iulani . . . half Scottish, through her father, Archibald Cleghorn, a Scottish financier from Edinburgh, Scotland. Victoria (only part of her much longer Hawaiian name) knew the step-daughter of Robert Louis Stevenson, and Stevenson wrote a poem to the princess referring to her as "The Island Rose." One of the Irish Pubs in Honolulu is named "The Island Rose."

Look for a bit more Hawaiian/Celtic news and a lot of news on National Tartan Day in the April issue of Celtic Guide. And read our back issues at -

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