As Burns wrote to his friend Robert Muir, “These, my worthy friend, are my ideas. . . It becomes a man of sense to think for himself; particularly in a case where all men are equally interested, and where, indeed, all men are equally in the dark.” Today is the 251st anniversary of his birth; … Continue Reading
Can I Marry You?
This isn’t as dumb a question as it may at first appear. This week, I’ve been tracking the enquiries I’ve had from couples who wanted me to marry them at some point over the next 12 months, and I’ve had to apologise to two thirds because I am already fully committed on the date in … Continue Reading
Fiona & Michiel’s Humanist Wedding at the Merchants’ Hall in Edinburgh
Although it’s almost two months ago, I remember this ceremony as though it were yesterday. Fiona & Michiel both lived in Holland when they met, but moved back to Fiona’s homeland a couple of years ago, so it was a Scots-Dutch crowd that packed into the elegant Merchants’ Hall on Hanover Street. One of the … Continue Reading