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January 12, 2019

Alastair Borthwick: A Renaissance Man

Alastair Borthwick was a man of many talents, utilizing his gifts in several different ways. He had his breakthrough literary masterpieces, specifically Always A Little Further (1939) and Sans Peur (1946); Always A Little Further, a memoir inspired greatly by Borthwick´s love of the oudoors and the Scottish highlands, was the writer’s first literary success. Sans Peur, different but equally poignant, tells the tales of the final years of World War II. Borthwick was a unique and enjoyable human being.
Born in Rutherglen, Lanarkshire in 1913, he was raised in Troon, Ayrshire before eventually moving to Glasgow at the age of eleven. It was in Glasgow where Alastair first got his start in journalism. He started as a copy taker for The Evening Times and moved on to the Glasgow Weekly Herald. Still a teenager, Alastair Borthwick found the staff at the Herald to be quite thin, forcing him to cover many different columns and work in copious amounts of topics. It was here that he discovered his love for rock climbing that was the genesis behind Always A Little Further. His career was put on hold when Borthwick joined the Scottish troops in World War II.
Alastair Borthwick joined in with the 51st Highland Division’s 5th Seaforth Highlanders, eventually reaching the rank of captain. One memorable night for Borthwick came when he led a group of around 600 men in single file fashion through enemy lines to surround the sleeping German troops in the Netherlands.
After the war, along with his wife who he married in 1940, Alastair moved to the country. It was here where he felt alive, finally settling in South Ayrshire in 1960, where the family lived for the rest of their lives.
Alastair’s rich talents brought him into broadcasting, where he wrote for over 150 different programs. His favorite of them was Scottish Soldier, a 13-part series that told the stories of Scottish infantry regiments from the point of view of the soldier. Alastair Borthwick died on September 25, 2003, and will be forever remember for his wealthy talents and love for the outdoors.

Learn more about Alastair´s life and publications at https://gazetteday.com/2018/12/recounting-life-alastair-borthwick/

September 22, 2018

Ted Bauman Is An Investment Professional Who Writes Enlightening Content For Banyan Hill Publishing

Ted Bauman is an investor and writer who teamed up with Banyan Hill Publishing in 2013. He works as the editor of a spread of publications within the publishing company including Alpha Stock Alert, Plan B Club, and The Bauman Letter. Bauman helps investors to protect their assets better, to protect their privacy, and points out low-risk investment strategies. For most of his life, he has worked to help people find the resources they need to live an independent life. He has also worked with many nonprofits in South Africa where he was able to help 14 million people from all over the world.

If you take a look at Ted Bauman’s Twitter account, you can see that he is focused on sharing the most helpful articles with his followers. Many of them cover investment opportunities and some of them are educational in nature. On his Twitter account, he is also alerting people of the possibility of a second Great Depression, and he has been indicating there that the Dow could drop by as much as 70%. When September 11th of 2018 came around, instead of sending out random tweets, Ted Bauman shared a tweet that linked to an article that explained how the stock market was effected on 09/11.

Ted Bauman was asked in a recent interview if he would do anything differently if he could start his life over. In reply, he commented that the most important thing he would do differently is to become much better with managing his time when he was a younger man. Instead, he has had to learn the hard way how to do so, and he also admitted that he would have been more productive over the course of his life. Bauman has also talked about how he would work harder to understand the detailed and more complicated sides of economics; if only to be able to engage people who look at the world in this way. Ted Bauman has also spoken about his position with Banyan Hill and has commented that he keeps up with every bit of news he can in order to be a better source of information for his readers.

To learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17xmYH0JJeg