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Irish it up for me! Thoughts on Irish soul

“The Irish are among a select few remaining on the earth in whom an alternative, soul-filled approach to ordinary living is still alive,” author Thomas Moore. Soul may seem at odds with green beer and red hair. But Irish soul … Continue reading

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Really, whose family isn’t dysfunctional??

Have you ever seen the “Saturday Night Live” skit that starts off with a generic family sitting together to celebrate a holiday? Continue reading

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I will be thinking of you! A mental exercise that brings far away loved ones home

My grandma and I have always been close, in spite of the fact that for most of my life, we’ve lived far away from one another.  On the phone, when Grandma says she is thinking of me, I believe her … Continue reading

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The Joy of Life: Holiday leftovers, a bridge in time

I prefer to write my column only when I am inspired. But I have to admit, last week, I was stuck. I tried picking my wife’s brain as our new Roomba (a Christmas gift from my parents) wurred by in … Continue reading

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The Joy of Life: Why do we go nuts with the preparations?

The Santa Claus caboose on the end of the Macy’s Day Parade was my cue to get my butt in gear: Start getting the Christmas cards and stamps together. Plan some parties and don’t forget to call Grandma! After all … Continue reading

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The Big, Red Spaceship Car & the Time Rift

Over the past week, I feel like I’ve aged 10 years. When my wife and I went out looking for a new car, I was thinking of the sporty Subaru WRX, or maybe the bold Toyota FJ Cruiser. We came … Continue reading

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Column: Over the river & through the woods…for good reason!

Five years ago… On a snowy day just before Christmas, my wife, Sarah, and I came to visit my parents. Actually, it was my wife and I and our dog, Sam. We were allowed to visit without him, but we … Continue reading

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