Category Archives: Ireland

Saint Patrick- a complex man?


tomorrow many celebrate the feast day of a Catholic saint the world knows as “Saint Patrick.” But the real Patrick, gleaned from his writings, history, and what he left behind, is different. First, he was not a Catholic like we … Continue reading

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sure now, you know I am into writing a new series. but the question some of you are still asking is “who is this guy, and why is he lost?” to answer that, i must tell you about a walk … Continue reading

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all along the mountainside


in the foggy mountain dew in the taste of a mourn slipping between the heather like clouds between the sun. choked upon as mentioned hindsight years ago now among the climbers cheeks and tears aglow. we will part from the … Continue reading

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I am a Patrick


Of all the people this world has seen in the thousands of years, of all the mortal men and women who have walked on this globe, few have a life that resonate more with my heart than Saint Patrick. I … Continue reading

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Wanna you like?


Warning: A sense of humor may be dangerous to your health. may cause hiccups, nasal drainage, outbursts of socially unacceptable humor, barking farts, drooling, and other humor-induced secretions. Please use caution while laughing…. Spamland is a place where intriguing inboxes, … Continue reading

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love is a many freckled thing…


Like an epiphany of unexpected grace, I find much beauty in a lovely freckled face. She may be Russian, she may be French, she may live in a glen, or near a stone bench. A work of art the master … Continue reading

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Clueless


Pardonez-moi, but I seem to be missing something. Something green and familiar. Not that I am complaining. No, that would be silly. But it would be nice if at least one person…even a relative…would drop in from the emerald isle…or … Continue reading

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The holy cat


This is a story about a cat who sinned at Catholic school and remained unrepentant until he traveled home with my father. ‘Tis only after my grandmother poured holy water on his head that he so changed, that the cat … Continue reading

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Ye Olde Fishe Breath


Tartar Sauce is a strange concoction; it looks like some sort of glue, tastes like some sort of fancy cream, and accentuates some sort of smelly critter baked in an oven or deep fried to bits. It is a traditional … Continue reading

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Lost in the fog…


My students never heard of Croagh Patrick, nor even knew what a pilgrimage was- before today. I played videos from climbs of Croagh Patrick, along with information about the saint. They struggle in their vocabulary to know information not attached … Continue reading

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