WMD – Week of Sept 4

September 4, 2017 Chris Wren 0 Comments

WMD Sept 4

The next Mind blowing installment of THE WEEKLY MIND DUMP!!!! (insert techno-ey reverb and echo)  The week of Sept 4, 2017!  So what wild and imaginative stuff do we have this week?

TKS Store

We have started another store for just general stuff.  We have shirts, phone cases, all sorts of other items to choose from.  Go check it out.  It is  at https://shop.spreadshirt.com/TwistedKiltSociety/

Article from TKS member – Rev. E.A. Hernandez

Brothers, it might interest you to know that the first known verifiable kilts were worn by Buddhists. It was during the early years of the Buddha’s travels and teaching. The kilt was part of the religious habit and was worn at ankle-length. I’ve never worn one, because only a few Orders still wear them. But it always amused me that the common habit was for them to hike them up to modern kilt-level.

It seems that I truly came early and late to the kilt. I was raised around certain kilt-wearing gentlemen, but my father was unnerved by it. Only later did he consider it, and only then reject it. He was a proud man and he didn’t feel like cashing in on my mother’s tiny percentage of Scots blood. I continued admiring from afar.  The trouble is we didn’t see kilts nearly as often as we saw dinosaur movies. The kilt got forgotten.

Decades ago, I became friendly with a young chap who had re-engineered the kilt. He made his prototype out of some old trousers, I believe, and made all sorts of changes. He established a way for American men to have a practical, easy wear, easy care kilt, and you know them as utility kilts. All that got me thinking. Before I knew it, he had sent me a brown kilt. Particles of joy went through my head. Although tartan was overly common at home, since mother suffered from Tartanitis, there were no kilts.

Still, I was hooked. Being poor, and a priest, kept me away from almost every other Highland accoutrement. I only recently bought a very plain “day wear” sporran, but I once had a nice collection of skean dubh. My first kilt and every knife I owned went to my baby brother. Illness had hit hard, and I had to rethink my wardrobe. The Twisted Kilt Society came to my attention! And it had its own tartan! First, I had to get in the swing of things. I ordered a custom, handmade kilt from a friend. Success!

Kilts are a joy and a marvel. The TKS has made it easy and affordable to have several. In the recent order, two have my name on them. It will be the first time I wear the TKS Tartan, and I’m happier than I’ve been in many a moon. If you have a story, or if you have the desire along with doubts and a lack of dollars, I’ve written this so that you might take heart. Take the plunge. Keep taking it. A kilt is happiness, and we need that more than ever.

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Upcoming events

Ok, so not “upcoming” anymore, and when this posts I will be driving back, bit DragonCON is over.  The Kilt blowing went on, and hopefully I will get a link soon to be able to share.

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