Tag: Ireland

  • What Remains

    What Remains

      It barely made headlines, what with all the political corruption underway between the Executive and Legislative branches. But it did warrant at least space in some newspapers as we closed out 2020 and welcomed 2021:   The remains of a girl between ages 6½[..]
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  • The God of Doom

    The God of Doom

      Today's Cavalry comes wearing white lab coats and goggles. Those researchers and scientists who have gone without food and sleep in an effort to develop a vaccine that will surely save lives, hundreds of thousands of lives. These people are not celebrities. We may[..]
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  • Follow the Example of Mother Jones

    Follow the Example of Mother Jones

      [caption id="attachment_5093" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Mother Jones & Children Shoes[/caption] Some of you know that I returned to grad school this semester to work on a Masters in Appalachian Studies. When I mentioned to my personal physician that I was going to grad school, she[..]
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  • In Praise of Irish Poets & Children Everywhere

    In Praise of Irish Poets & Children Everywhere

    The Stolen Child W. B. Yeats - 1865-1939 Where dips the rocky highland Of Sleuth Wood in the lake, There lies a leafy island Where flapping herons wake The drowsy water rats; There we've hid our faery vats, Full of berrys And of reddest stolen[..]
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  • Grace: An Act of Redemption

    Grace: An Act of Redemption

    Almost every week since the book Karly Sheehan was published, I receive emails or notes from readers. Some are from people who knew Karly's mother.Some are from those who knew her dad. But the vast majority are from those who didn't know either parent, but[..]
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  • Where Goodness Abides

    Where Goodness Abides

    The menu was straight up Ireland: Corned beef (soaked in 2 pints of Guinness), boiled onions, potatoes and rutabagas. Boiled cabbage. Rye bread slathered in Irish butter. The guests were mostly California transplants. They came via serendipitous routes to Oregon, followings spouses, or children, or[..]
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  • Pre-Order Your Copy Now! Pat Conroy calls Patti Callahan Henry’s debut novella lyrical – “Patti takes you to those places in the heart you didn’t even know you wanted to go.” In The Perfect Love Song, Callahan Henry tells the story of Jimmy Sullivan, who[..]
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