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Tag: Carol-Conway

The Irish Language

January 26, 2015 0 Comments

My relationship with the Irish language has evolved over the half dozen years I have been here. It’s doubtful I’ll learn to speak it, I’ve little facility with language, but what I’ve learned about it has certainly informed my understanding of the people of this island. Three people opened the door to that understanding. Carol […]

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Tasks, tools & invention, necessity not required…

August 22, 2014 0 Comments

It’s a poor workman who blames his tools… This adage conjures an image: a Singer sewing machine my frowning, 4’10” Italian grandmother and a judgment that if times got hard my “piece work” earning potential was pitiful. Good that I’m better equipped for 21st Century “piece work”! Probably because the “tools” are more like “toys”. […]

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