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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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Community…Optimism for an Irish Prosperity Process

December 7, 2010 2 Comments

Today I am energised and joyful.  Thank you to the folks committed to striving for “Excellence in Ireland”. I joined them in London. There was no better way for an Irish-American expat to spend Thanksgiving 2010. Imagine optimism, ambition and a call for excellence by determined Irish folk and their supporters on both sides of […]

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Creating Community; the Family We Choose

July 24, 2010 2 Comments

If what I feel were equally distributed to the whole human family, there would be not be one cheerful face on earth. Abraham Lincoln This timely reading from a book of daily meditations was followed by: “If Lincoln could achieve all that he did feeling such depression, can I not bear feeling down in the […]

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Grown Up & Choosing Life

June 2, 2010 2 Comments

A gift of the discipline adopted from The Artist’s Way is the morning pages. Three pages written in the fugue state between dreaming and waking when we are most in touch with our wisdom. Wisdom unsoured by intellect. Our human being absent our human thinking and doing. I am often astounded by what lies written […]

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