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I’m ashamed to admit it, but yes – I did have my “Outlander” moment when I desperately wanted to hear some of the stones buzzing. No such luck. But sitting quietly on one of the stones as the sun rose was a bit of a time-travel experience in itself. Continue reading
However I realized today (as my shoulders started aching and my throat became sore) that I’d skipped my vitamin D for at least 3 days, and BOY am I feeling those effects. Continue reading
Each large city has it’s own flavor. To me, NY feels brusque, LA feels self absorbed, London feels a bit patronizing and Dublin feels like an inefficient-but-controling nanny constantly telling visitors that they’re being naughty. Continue reading
We wandered into a small farm homestead and visited with 3 goats, 2 chickens, a pig, 2 horses and a bunch of chicks – and a CAT – for a very enjoyable few hours. We brought our tea and sat and had it amongst the animals – no humans around at ALL. Continue reading
So we had a summit in the driveway, and the family agreed (for Mommy’s mental health, if for no other reason) that they would become more active in the planning of our final week in Ireland. Continue reading
You can tell when a vacation’s going well – before the trip is half done, you begin planning how long it will be before you can come back again. Today as I walked along the ocean at Five Finger Bay … Continue reading
For my part, I spent my time pondering that although my family is over 300 years removed from Ireland / Scotland / Wales, I’m only 2 generations removed from a time when spring houses were necessary to keep butter cool and if you couldn’t make do you went without. My mother was born in 1919, her mother in 1889. In grandma’s corner of West Virginia, in many ways it may as well have been 1789. Continue reading
If there was no ‘sender’s first name’ information, the money could not be released by the computer. Therefore it was impossible for us to pick up our money gram.
The fact that there was NO first name provided by the sender, that the field in the form could not even be filled out, was inconsequential. Continue reading
Thursday, April 15, 2010 By Rick Levine Virgo (June 21 – Jul 22) It’s likely that you have been thinking about taking a vacation or doing something with educational value, but you haven’t been able to pull it all together. … Continue reading