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Keeping up with the ???

The DJ on the radio said “It’s a barn burner!” He wasn’t talking about barns or fires. He was referring to the 90+ degree weather we are having. 288 more words


Oldie #6: Whatchamacallit

Words amuse me. After visiting Ireland I find that I’m even more interested in colloquialisms and regional sayings. Learning just a smidgen of Irish Gaelic had me scrambling to find this old piece from the early days of my blog. 17 more words


Fresh bread

When he suggested we make our own bread, I thought he wanted to eat less processed food. I got a dough machine, stocked up on whole wheat flour, and yeast, even researched ways to cultivate sourdough starter. 67 more words

Writing Prompt

I'll never write for tv...

If my last writing post shows anything it’s that when I do end up writing it’s often an interesting experience. A lot of the time I end up having to put in  351 more words


A Poet By Any Other Tongue

My love poem to you has been translated
by one from your land and language. It says:
My major organs leap from their confines to enable… 18 more words


Any Craic? Irish Slang and How to Use It

One of my favorite parts about exploring a new country is learning the culture and the language. Even though Ireland is an English-speaking country, there are definitely Irish phrases that are a language unto their own. 505 more words


Colloquialisms - "What's in your Geo-pocket?"

So, what’s in your neighbourhood? ..your Geo-pocket?

Global migration, emigration, sabbatical leaves, PTO experiences, (and lately Airbnb experiences)…bring all sorts of people to us; who bring all sorts of… 506 more words