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Irish Superstitions

It can definitely be argued that superstitions are intrinsically tied in with traditional folklore, and with a culture as steeped in customs and fables as Ireland’s, it’s no surprise that there are more than a handful of superstitions unique to the country and its people. 720 more words

Irish History

Under the live oak...

Under the live oak
The cuckoo’s call wakes me
before I get wet

(May 2014)


17th Century: The Favorite Sounds of Finn

Binn sin, a luin Doire an Chairn!
ní chuala mé i n-aird san bhith
ceól ba binne ná do cheól
agus tú fá bhun do nid.

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Putting all of my eggs in your basket

You won’t find brood parasites like the cuckoo wasting time building nests or caring for their young, because unlike many of us that pay extortionate childcare costs, the cuckoo gets their childminding done for free. 516 more words


The Eagle Has Fallen - Right on Cue

Division, division, division. Yada, yada, yada! Shock horror! The Second US Civil War is in full swing. Swipes at diversionary behavior with sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea. 987 more words

New World Order

About Channel-billed Cuckoos and other cuckoos of the Top End

Cuckoos are unpopular with other birds. They have a habit of sneaking into other birds houses, chucking out the kids and depositing cuckoo children in their place. 421 more words


Last Day in Costa Rica: Butterflies of the Resort

At last, Saturday arrived. Our last morning in Costa Rica, and our last morning at the beautiful Occidental Grand Papagayo resort. The final hours of our wonderful trip to the tropics were trickling through the hourglass, and I was sad to see it coming to an end. 2,192 more words