Hello, folks. Sorry for the lack of posts this week. My blog was affected by the angry hacker that screwed up the Messenger site, and although our mighty webmaster Todd has been working diligently to get everything back up and running, it’s a tedious, time-consuming process.
I want to give him a virtual “thanks” for all of his hard work this week. All of your favorite features will be back online soon at wcmessenger.com, so check back often!
Now on to the quote of the week …
I’m still reading “Outlander,” so I’m going to share a little jewel from chapter 7, “Davie Beaton’s Closet.” Claire has time-traveled from the mid-1940s to the 1740s. She was a field nurse in World War II, and in this scene, she is cleaning out the cabinets of Dr. Beaton, the previous doctor in residence at the castle, where Claire is now staying.
“The chest was the repository of the surgical side of Beaton’s practice. Within were a number of sinister-looking saws, knives, chisels, and other tools looking more suited to building construction than to use on delicate human tissues. The stench apparently derived from the fact that Davie Beaton had seen no particular benefit to cleaning his instruments between uses. I grimaced in distaste at the sight of the dark stains on some of the blades, and slammed shut the lid.”