52 Weeks: #3 John Sinclair, Barbreck, Lochawe


52 Weeks: #3 John Sinclair, Barbreck, Lochawe Thankful. I am thankful for so many things this year, and this week in the United States we take time out to reflect on the many blessings in our lives as we gather about our dining room tables with our friends, families and…

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University of Strathclyde – fall archive tours


My office today is terminal five at JFK airport in New York. I am on a somewhat lengthy layover on my way to Glasgow, Scotland. Next week I have two wonderful days full of tours and lectures in Edinburgh and Glasgow. This is in conjunction with my post-graduate course in…

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Smyllum Park Orphanage

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Smyllum Park Orphanage Opened in 1864 and in operation until 1981, the Smyllum Park Orphanage in Lanark was a place of last resort for Scotland’s working-class poor. ¬†Children were often placed there if the family fell on hard times, or split apart due to unfortunate circumstances. In similar fashion, forty-two…

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Grandson of the Coppersmith


Welcome to the family Today I had an email from Robert Alexander “Sandy” Sinclair. He is my second cousin once removed. Our shared ancestors are Robert Sinclair and Janet Sinclair, who married 3 October 1888 in Dunoon, Scotland.¬†Generally speaking, it is a small club of descendants. Of the couple’s four…

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Hypothesis Revision – conflicting evidence

searching crystal ball for answer to hypothesis

Another Secret telling I’m going to tell you a secret (again.) When it comes to research and proving a hypothesis I happen to like having conflicting evidence! It forces me to think. Most of all to think about my thinking process. Those metacognitive experiences give me a rush. They are…

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