"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Tuesday, January 01, 2013


One of my many brother-in-laws has been researching
the family genealogy online. One of their ancestors was
a Viking by the name of Skullsplitter. No joke!

Today an ale by the same name is made up in the Orkneys.
It's quite tasty....


  1. Anonymous1:49 PM

    What a great conversational piece (and excuse to drink more of the stuff)

  2. That's probably a noble name for a Viking. Happy New Year.

  3. That is absolutely wild! And he died in a battle against McBeth of Moray. How many people can say they have a relative that died at the hand of McBeth.

  4. Sometimes i wonder about some of our ancestors, but i'm almost afraid to find out.

    One family found out one branch of the family was loosely labeled as Gypsies because they were the town thieves.


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