Richard R. Mc Gibbon Jr.
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Richard R. Mc Gibbon Jr. commented on That's Just How It Was's blog post Shamrock: The National Emblem of Ireland
"I teach history as a profession and I know that history really never repeats itself, but if you see the pattern you can catch the rhythm of the "tune" and decide whether on not to dance to it or find another tune. As for the…"
Mar 16
Richard R. Mc Gibbon Jr. commented on That's Just How It Was's blog post Shamrock: The National Emblem of Ireland
"Shamrocks, harps,.... how about a wee bit of Irish Zen as to unintended validation.  "The Wild Geese do not intend to cast their reflections. The Water has no mind to receive their images." Sometimes the story just happens and we…"
Mar 15
Richard R. Mc Gibbon Jr. commented on Claire Fullerton's blog post Book Review: The Stolen Child by Lisa Carey
"Colleen, knowing that a smile came upon your face is reason enough to say, that this day was well spent.  I now have to attend to the karate classes I teach,.. it keeps me in balance, the singer of Irish songs weighed against the physical…"
Mar 5
Richard R. Mc Gibbon Jr. commented on Claire Fullerton's blog post Book Review: The Stolen Child by Lisa Carey
"Jakkers, now I have to put me guitar down and go look for the book, thanks for the information Claire. I am happy that it wasn't a recipe that always has me watching me weight as I have been told that one can gain weight by simply reading a…"
Mar 5
Richard R. Mc Gibbon Jr. commented on margopenelope's blog post Romantic Ireland: Irish Stories, Myths and Traditions
"Maybe one should also include those "smiling Irish eyes" and what they might be up too ??  Slainte"
Mar 5
Richard R. Mc Gibbon Jr. commented on John Anthony Brennan's blog post The Great Assembly at Tara (Part One)
"Grandly done, your writing is well done and almost makes you think that you are observing living history.  Looking forward to another story,..... Slainte"
Mar 5
Richard R. Mc Gibbon Jr. commented on Brian Nolan's blog post Prayer of St. Brendan the Navigator
"Jakkers !  I gave a prompt ???? Looking forward to the story on that Irish lad who was directionally handicapped (or maybe he wasn't and the rest of the world was).  Think I will get me guitar out and play a few songs and maybe write…"
Feb 22
Richard R. Mc Gibbon Jr. commented on That's Just How It Was's blog post Romancing the Truth -- The Legendary 'Molly Malone'
"I had a grand conversation with the lady last time I was in Dublin, still spunky and sassy as ever !   Slainte"
Feb 17
Richard R. Mc Gibbon Jr. commented on Brian Nolan's blog post Prayer of St. Brendan the Navigator
"At least St. Brendan was never confused with "Wrong Way Corrigan"   ;-)  Slainte !     "
Feb 17
Richard R. Mc Gibbon Jr. commented on David Joyce's blog post Researching the Scots-Irish of 18th Century Virginia: Pt. 2
"John Fiske was a strong proponent of Anglo-Saxonism during the growing Imperialist period, centering on the idea that this particular blood line was divinely commissioned to save all others from themselves. He tagged this idea to another popular…"
Feb 3
Richard R. Mc Gibbon Jr. commented on That's Just How It Was's blog post Writer, Activist Alice Milligan -- Prodigy, Visionary, Humanitarian
"Well told story of a strong Irish women (as if the Irish had any really weak women), following her passion and making her mark in Irelands history. Thanks for the information !  And Nollaig Shona Dhuit to all.    Slainte"
Dec 25, 2016
Richard R. Mc Gibbon Jr. liked That's Just How It Was's blog post Writer, Activist Alice Milligan -- Prodigy, Visionary, Humanitarian
Dec 25, 2016
Richard R. Mc Gibbon Jr. commented on Celtic Myth Podshow's blog post Irish Christmas Facts -- Traditions of the Celtic Holiday Season
"A Guinness under the Christmas Tree,..... might find Santa under the Tree in the morning.   Slainte"
Dec 18, 2016
Richard R. Mc Gibbon Jr. commented on John Anthony Brennan's blog post John Winston Lennon: Gone But Not Forgotten
"I am sure that the Prosecution created the "deal" to save the state the money needed to move forward with a murder case, as it was obvious that the "boy" killed the man Mr. Lennon. I sing Lennon's songs but I will not…"
Dec 13, 2016
Richard R. Mc Gibbon Jr. commented on John Anthony Brennan's blog post John Winston Lennon: Gone But Not Forgotten
"Sewing machine ??? You must have been one of the Lace Curtin Irish that I had heard about, imagine a machine that sews????  ;-)   Slainte"
Dec 12, 2016
Richard R. Mc Gibbon Jr. commented on John Anthony Brennan's blog post John Winston Lennon: Gone But Not Forgotten
"I think I'll stick to my singing as me wife has told me, on numerous occasions, that my brand of humor is a wee bit oblique. It might come from all my years of fighting ( I also teach karate)  or from my teaching at our high school,…"
Dec 12, 2016

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At 4:58pm on April 27, 2014, John Joseph Nelligan Jr said…

Welcome to The  Wild Geese from John Nelligan in Bangor.

At 5:23pm on April 27, 2014, Richard R. Mc Gibbon Jr. said…

Thanks for the welcome, John. If your hometown is Bangor, Maine we are almost neighbors.

At 7:08am on July 25, 2014, Gina Draker said…

Thank you very kindly for the warm welcome! It's very appreciated! 

~ Gina

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