News of Ireland and the Irish


This is the time of year when we get to hear a lot of news about the Emerald Isle, its denizens, and the Irish diaspora. Lots of Irish bands tour the United States around St. Patrick’s Day, and the Pogues have started an annual tradition of making short tours of cities in the Northeast. Susan…

Funny Thoughts


On my way to work this morning, it occurred to me that a baby born on the date of my high school graduation would now be getting ready to celebrate her/his Sweet Sixteen in May.  It’s hard to comprehend that in a little over a year I will have lived more years since my graduation…