Whether the People of Scotland vote this week to be fully Independent or part of the Union, there’s something in the blood that always calls us to independence, self-reliance, self-determination.
My ancestors were from the Highlands and my two travels there convinced me that my family homeland will always be Free, Freethinking and Unbelievably Beautiful.
I lift a dram of the Water of Life to the Good People of Scotland as they decide for themselves the future of that Great Land.
And, with pipers piping by the lochs, I hear the voice of Robert Burns:
“O sad and heavy, should I part, But for her sake so far away,
Unknowing what my way may thwart, My native land so far away.”