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The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan

Strange things happen to me in Barnes and Noble. I tell my husband I will be ready to go in just a minute but have to go to the restroom before we leave. 472 more words

Breast Cancer

Livin' in a Fool's Paradise

Paradise News
David Lodge

It seems appropriate to finish a book about vacation while on one. Except that the trip at the center of this book is hardly a vacation and the drive just taken to… 1,153 more words




The Celts are often credited with more second sight than the average. To the extent that’s true, it’s unsurprising that those who can really claim gifts of a psychic nature will be real standouts and rather spectacular like Co Clare’s Biddy Early historically who fascinated many from Lady Gregory to Mary Daly. 2,586 more words

Religious Issues

Conflict in Ireland: new starting point for 'The Parting Glass'

So, I have a new idea for The Parting Glass. Although it would seem that it began in Scotland, the Irish have certainly adopted and morphed it as their own. 282 more words

Historical Fiction

Irish Catholic Eco Eye

In Laudato Si’, Pope Francis paints a compelling picture of the people of God together rediscovering their mandate to care for God’s world. But how are we to put this noble calling into practice? 462 more words

Creation Care

A Spoonful of Medicine, Owen Gallagher

Published in 2004 in The Irish Catholic, my only publication there – the literary editor, Peter Costello, is the father of a friend. This is a somewhat sturdy review of an entertainingly straightforward little memoir. 652 more words

The Art Of Medicine

November 22, 1963

On November 22, 1963, I vividly remember three things.

  1.  My oldest brother had his 20th birthday.
  2.  President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
  3.  I was given Coca-Cola to drink out of a crystal sherry glass.
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