Out there in Jutland
In the old man-killing parishes
I will feel lost,
Unhappy and at home.

– Seamus Heaney (1975)

Ad Caledonia – To Scotland.  It’s Latin.



Hello, I’m Kennedy!

Ad Caledonia is part travel blog, part personal diary.

I grew up in Kansas and made the transatlantic move to Scotland twice now.  I have an undergraduate degree in History and Archaeology and masters in Architectural Conservation both from the University of Edinburgh. However, while, I might have buried my heart in the Highlands, my bones eventually called me back to the prairie.

While in Scotland, I spent most of my time drinking coffee and falling in bogs.  In the summers, I could be found on archaeological excavations ranging from Neolithic settlements in Romania, Medieval castles and kirkyards in the UK, or a Roman trade city in Italy.  At present, I am seeking to become a published novelist and hope to translate history in new and exciting ways.  Whether that be through storytelling or academic slogging, I love seeing history and archaeology come alive.

This blog is for the people who put up with my incessant complaining.

If you’re seeking more aesthetic content you can check out my bookstagram.