I appreciate good writing. I think we all do, that’s why we’re here. I really enjoyed reading this article by Leah Flickinger about Sam. There’s some new information here, and she took her time, so we feel that. Here are some excerpts, and then I’ll send you on over to the full article.
Also photographer Steven Lippman took some beautiful photos, including this one… and the cover photo.
He had a wild imagination and was awestruck when Highlander reenactment groups would come through town in summer. “I was like, ‘This is what they do every day! They just fight and pretend to be soldiers.’ It was kind of cool,” he says. There’s an anecdote that appears in nearly every story about Heughan’s childhood that has begun to feel almost mythic: He’d scramble amongst the crumbling ruins pretending to be one of King Arthur’s knights or Robert the Bruce, the 14th-century King of Scots and national hero, brandishing a sword he’d hammered together out of scrap wood.