Whatever I do, wherever I am, whatever I become, there is no hiding from the landscape, the heartscape, of the Scottish Highlands where I was born and educated and returned to, to marry, raise children, leaving just before my fortieth birthday to try warmer oceans, different trees, different birds, different stars.


Then another country, in South East Asia, and another reinvention — to author, and all the while looking for mountains. Not my mountains but touchstones nonetheless.


This, and the blog, is a glimpse into the books, the inspiration, the writing, and — most of all — the journey from isolated small-town-birth-town to citizen of the world, small-town-birth-town author.


Aa’ the best.