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A Slave to His Destiny

A little longer read than usual, but a good read. Enjoy your weekend, and help someone else do the same. “…ofthestory.”

One morning a sixteen-year-old boy was kidnapped from his house by a band of knife-wielding thugs and taken to another country, there to be sold as a slave. 981 more words

Moral Reads

Hoping for that Snooky sucker punch.

There is something about being born in Southern California that keeps you from using the word “Cali” in a sentence.

That has always been the big three of identifying a tourist or worse, someone trying to pretend they were born here. 505 more words

Domhnach Crom Dubh - Dún Briste, Co Mayo

The last Sunday in July was known in Ireland as Domhnach Crom Dubh (meaning the ‘dark, stooped one’), Crom Dubh (originally called Crom Cruiach) was the chief Celtic idol of Ireland. 384 more words

Irish History

St. Patrick Goes to AA: a book review

I have an alcoholic friend who has been sober for years now. Recently he said in jest, “It is too bad everybody isn’t an alcoholic.”  With hard-won wisdom he added, “Alcoholics need to work through their issues. 500 more words


ACTS Retreat Poster Design

It’s not every day you get to work for a client as near and dear as your own dad! I loved helping him put together a poster design for the ACTS retreat he’s leading in the fall. 109 more words

Just Around the Riverbend

I hope you all, whoever you all are =) , haven’t felt too neglected the past week or so. I had some family visiting and decided to take a little break to spend good quality time that I don’t often get with them. 956 more words

Everyday Ordinary

I hope you do not mind if I deviate from our mindfulness programme. Let me tell you a about my experiences in Lough Derg where I sensed connectedness to ‘The Oneness’ in the universe

It all began on Monday when I arrived fasting to a small lake island four miles north to the village of Pettigo, in the center of the rolling lush green hills and fishing inlets in County Donegal. 1,874 more words