Check out Alison's latest story – "The Tartan Pimpernel" (from her author's tab under New Stuff!)
by James McQuiston
Editor and Publisher/Celtic Guide
Have you ever noticed how, once there's even a hint of autumn in the air, your blood stirs up enough for you to go tackle some "round-to-it" you've been putting off all summer?
It happens to me every year.
Lately, the summers seem to be hotter and lazier than ever. I only hope my productivity increases at close to the same pace, once the extreme heat goes away.
Now, you might think that I have been particularly lazy in updating the Celtic Guide website. Truth is, I have been extremely busy hiding out in my air-conditioned office each morning, and many late nights, finishing book three of my Oak Island, Nova Scotia series.
This book is going to tell my complete theory as to Who, What, When, and Why.
I visited Oak Island again this year and worked closely with one of their historians on an amazing story, the likes of which has never been told before.
And this time, we may just have gotten it right.
Due to a non-disclosure agreement I can't say anymore for now, but I am hoping by November or December I'll be able to make the book available.
I can say the name of it – "Oak Island Knights" – which was chosen for two reasons. One is that nearly all the main players in this story were Scottish knights, and NOT Knights Templar, so get that out of your head.
The second reason falls under the NDA.
But getting back to my original thought, I realized that maybe this is just a natural cycle for humankind.
Think about it, for centuries we planted our crops in the spring, let them grow through the summer, and harvested them in the fall.
Anyone who's thrown hay knows just how difficult that is. Like squirrels, we're getting our winter food supply put away, for us and our livestock.
The modern world is different for most of us, but maybe this pattern lingers on in our psyche.
In keeping with this cycle, Alison has a nice long story just posted. And with the book somewhat out of the way, I hope to be able to focus more on the Guide.
We have been around for quite awhile now, and we are creating a searchable library of Celtic related information. By posting new articles and reposting older articles directly to this site, versus our former pdf format, we are attempting to make it all searchable.
Plus we've added a recipe section led off by Alison MacRae (Canada), and added to recently by Toni-Maree Rowe (New Zealand).
Also, you may have noticed that I've added the typical Social Media icons for emailing us and for getting to our Facebook page. They are located near the search window.
I want to invite anyone who thinks they have a good story to tell, of a Celtic nature, to please not hesitate to send it to me. With a little editing and graphics applied, you may be surprised just how good an author you are!
Meanwhile, enjoy a great number of articles right here, for FREE!