Stay Away From The Monkey!

An oldie but a goodie…

the lostkerryman

Being Irish-American in rural America is like being a tadpole in a rainbow aquarium; I fit in somewhere, but I’m aware that I am about as normal to the average American as Ted Nugent is to the average Mongolian Yak herder. I feel more at home in an ethnic restaurant, where no one really understands half of the words on the menu, because I feel an ethnic kinship…a place where we are “not like all the others.” Some might even call me “special,” although I have always been able to communicate my intentions. The same cannot be said for those who designed the ever-popular and increasingly ubiquitous Chinese zodiak calendar that serves as a placemat for the most evangelistic people group in the world- those who start and run Chinese restaurants…

When a new Chinese restaurant came to the small town where my father and mother live, I persuaded them…

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About thelostkerryman

Thelostkerryman is an author, and entrepreneur- this side of Tir Na N'Og- living in the forests of a consistently confused country. Here in this hill country, hurling doesn't usually involve a hurley, store-made soda bread resembles an inedible Irish megalith, and Kerrygold is only found hidden like a luck penny in the belly of Kroger. His blogs are an account of his adventures, thoughts, eclectic -and eccentric- ramblings, random or insightful poetry, humor and non-humor, pictures (photos), video, essays, fiction, poetic fiction, nonfiction, drama, and writing he has not classified in the description above. All of his posts from,,, and are copywrited according to international copywrite law.
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