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Irish Mythology and The Order of the Dragon Knights…

The mythology of Ireland has always fascinated me. It is rich in stories of how this magical island was formed. I could start at the very beginning, but it would take many posts to tell the story. Here is a brief snippet … Continue reading

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My Love of Irish Literature…

My love of books knows no bounds…especially on those of Ireland. From the stories of the Red Branch, Brian Boru, and Grania, to more current — Trinity, Redemption, and Michael Collins, these are just a few of my favorites. I’ve devoured these for decades. … Continue reading

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The Beginnings of a Writer…

When people ask me if I’ve always been a writer, I pause to consider their question. It’s one I’ve often asked myself. It certainly wasn’t a career choice many years ago, of that I am certain. As a young teen, I wanted to … Continue reading

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Closing the Door…

  It’s almost time to close the door on another year… For me, this one was filled with many wonderful gifts, and sadly, losing friends to the Summerland, too. Once the door is closed, I cannot walk back through. It … Continue reading

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For the Love of Romance…

As most of you are aware, I worked for Borders Books, starting in 1997. I was part of the opening team and never dreamed of closing it down.  But enough of sad memories, for there are many happier ones to dwell … Continue reading

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On This Day in 1014…

On this day in 1014, Brian Boru, High King of Ireland, defeats the Vikings of Dublin at Clontarf, Ireland. Sadly, he also died on this day…   Brian Ború  Mac Cennétig (c. 941–23 April 1014), was born at Kincora, Killaloe, … Continue reading

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Celebrating 100th Post ~ Giveaway

Can you believe it? This is my 100th blog post! I was a bit stunned myself when I noticed it. My deep appreciation goes out to you– family and friends who are sharing this journey with me. I am moving closer … Continue reading

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Seasonal Reading…

As the days creep closer towards the holidays, I think back to when I was working at Borders Books and how I would only have time for “holiday themed” books.  For those that have worked in retail, the weeks beginning with Thanksgiving and after New … Continue reading

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On This Day in 1865…

On this day in 1865, Alice Milligan, Irish author was born. In 1894 with Jenny Armour, she founded branches of the Irish Women’s Association in Belfast and other places, and became it’s first president.  With Ethna Carbery she produced two … Continue reading

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Weekend Reading…

I could not let the weekend pass by without sharing a few of the books I’ve just finished, and some that I am reading at a slower pace.  It was a busy, fun holiday week, but I always have time to … Continue reading

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