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Ben Goodwin
New York
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After a long time away, I have finally pupblished Kilt Me! It's a strange little imagined history of Kilts in New York along with a personal tale of love. Blending fact and fiction, advice, and fashion tips with humor and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2014 at Kilt Me!
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(Mattie J. Alles, built 1883, Yarmouth, Maine, Collection of John C. Goodwin.) This is a photo of my great grandfather's ship, the Mattie J. Alles. He was captain until he sold her in 1927 and he sailed up and down... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2011 at Kilt Me!
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Another great illustraton by Donna Mehalko. We're laying out our book proposal, and the illustrations are looking fantastic! I should have it ready for an agent soon. Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2011 at Kilt Me!
When I walk into Doc Holidays without a kilt on I get scowls, yells, chastisement, and general attacks on my person. It’s been a bloody cold winter though, so on more than one occasion I’ve stumbled into the bar bundled... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2011 at Kilt Me!
Thanks a lot. The zipper broke on them recently, so I haven't been wearing them. I should have that fixed.
Toggle Commented Mar 9, 2011 on The Replays it is at Kilt Me!
"Are you, like Scottish or something?" I looked down at her—she was twenty-two and blonde—and the hair rose on the back of my neck. It was a question I'd heard a thousand times and it wasn't one simply answered. She... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2011 at Kilt Me!
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I just got a comment from Todd Wong of the Gung Haggis Fat Choy Dragon Boat team. They are awesome. I've known about them for a while, seen their photos, and wished I could go to their events. Hopefully one... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2011 at Kilt Me!
Thanks guys! I should probably say something about what the book is about, but maybe I'll save that for another post. Let's just say it's about awesome. Love you both!
Toggle Commented Feb 12, 2011 on So, I'm Writing a Kilt Book at Kilt Me!
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(A few pages of the first draft of the sales pitch) For a while I wasn't sure how much I wanted to talk about this on the blog. Afterall, this is a kilt blog, not a book blog. But writing,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2011 at Kilt Me!
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Standing against the wall of the Campbell Apartment wearing my Wallace dress tartan meant that no one noticed me at all. The patterns aren't exactly the same, but the reds and blacks blend together like a fine whisky, and even... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2011 at Kilt Me!
You can follow me on twitter now if you like. I'm at www.twitter.com/kiltmenyc I've grown to like a twitter a bit with some othe projects I have, and for kilt wearers, it's a great place to say things like, "A... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2011 at Kilt Me!
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If someone wants to buy this jacket for me, just shoot me an e-mail. It's only $4,435 at Neiman Marcus. But it would look so good with...well, all of my kilts. Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2011 at Kilt Me!
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(From the Geoffrey (Tailor) websiite.) Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2011 at Kilt Me!
"How can you be married and wear a kilt?" "What the heck does that mean? What difference does it make?" "Oh come on. You know kilts are just designed to get us laid." "They're designed to keep us dry, warm,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2011 at Kilt Me!
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(By the very talented Donna Mehalko) "The kilt was invented for the three things the Scottish Army did most: running, fucking, and pissing." The guy next to me was far drunker than I was, but that didn't stop me from... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2011 at Kilt Me!
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This is not me in a bar. It's just for reference. Like, I wrote a story about wearing a kilt in a bar, and now I'l posting a picture of poeple wearing kilts in a bar, so you don't have... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2011 at Kilt Me!
“Hey, where’s your fucking bagpipes?” someone yelled when I walked into the bar. After you’re heard that about six times before lunch even rolled around, it’s hard to know what to say. I used a witty retort on the first... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2011 at Kilt Me!
If you’re going to wear a kilt out and about, then New Years Eve is a perfect time to do it. Everyone is dressed to the nines and not only will you fit right in, but you’ll also stand out.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2011 at Kilt Me!
I'm going to change this blog up a bit. I obviously haven't posted to it in a long while and part of the reason is that I lost inspiration and thus the time to keep it going. I like writing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2011 at Kilt Me!