All Things Irish

All Things Irish

Happy St. Paddy’s Day to you! Who was Saint Patrick, and why do we celebrate today? Neither a canonized saint nor Irish, he was born in Roman Britain in the late 4th century, kidnapped at the age of 16 by pirates, and taken to Ireland as a slave. He escaped but...
Best Laid Plans…

Best Laid Plans…

Due to circumstances beyond my control–like the unintended connection between my head and the pavement a couple of days ago–I am not spending any time on the computer or watching TV  screens or reading. So my intended post for this special day is on hold....
Making a List…

Making a List…

That’s what so many are doing this time of year. Grocery lists for entertaining, lists for gift giving, or if you’re a self-improvement type, maybe a head start on a list of New Year’s resolutions. Often the most fascinating lists are the “Year...

My Wish For You, Dear Reader

“And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.”–Rainer Maria Rilke I sincerely hope all the things that have never been which come your way in 2017 delight you in every way.    

New Year’s Greetings

It’s that time of year when every news source worth its weight in cameras is broadcasting a retrospective on 2015. Save yourself some time and just read Dave Barry’s take on it. If you missed my sharing it on Twitter and Facebook, the link appears at the...

Here’s Lookin’ at You, Kid

In our supermarket last week I noticed the usual single aisle of toys had been expanded. It hadn’t just doubled or tripled. There were fully eight aisles of dolls, stuffed animals, guns, rockets, board games, sporting equipment, and more.  When I complained to...