I've managed to get myself to a country where there is no St. Patrick's Day Parade -- not even an Irish embassy, just an honorary consulate. I suspect March 17 will be a little quieter than I'm used to.
I am alive and well and enjoying Amman -- and so far, Amman seems to be enjoying me.
I'm settling in --…Continue
LAST TIME ON THIS CONTINENT FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE!
(Leaving for a new assignment in Amman, Jordan, on February 9)
TUESDAY, JANUARY 17 - 7:30 P.M.
Scandinavia House - 58 Park Avenue
Songs from Broadway, Opera, Folk Songs, Religious Stuff and Things He Makes…Continue
I WANT TO INVITE YOU TO MY PARTY!!!!
As you probably know, I have officially left office as Director of the Xavier Society for the Blind.
But the formal farewell is going to be a dinner cruise party on
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14
The Place – Pier 62, at 23rd Street, Chelsea Piers, on board the ATLANTICA
It’s a dinner cruise, with an outdoor deck (for those who want to…Continue
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After a long period of prayer and reflection, it is with deep sadness that I realize that as a matter of conscience, I will be unable to march in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City on March 17th.
Although I belong to five groups who march,…Continue
If you have missed the ongoing conversation about the need to preserve the tradition of the parade in New York, and to protect the role and the voice of its many affiliate groups, it's worth looking up the many places where the dialogue continues. There is a petition to help focus the…Continue
No matter how good a cupcake is, when you are expecting a full dessert, it can be disappointing.
Which was my reaction on seeing the award-winning (very) short film "Spiorad na Samhna -- Spirit of Samhain," advertised as exploring “the origins of Halloween in Ireland.” By…Continue
So you think you know Rudy?
You know he went to Notre Dame, and through sheer perseverance he won a spot on the football squad. Because everyone admired his grit so much, he got to suit up for the last game of his senior year, and he was put in the game for the last two plays. On the last play of the game, he broke through the line and sacked the quarterback. The team lifted him up and carried him off the…Continue
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Let me begin with a warning – I saw this show in a preview, and so there might have been changes, additions, subtractions before the show opened. I don’t think there is much room for a change in what is a very tightly and cleanly performed production, but one never knows.
As the name suggests,…Continue
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“NEW YORK CATHOLICS: Faith, Attitude & The Works!”
Orbis Books, October 2014
When I first saw the title, I was apprehensive -- I was expecting either a dry history or a dry listing of…Continue
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"Compassionate Stranger: Asenath Nicholson and the Great Irish Famine"
By Maureen O’Rourke Murphy
Syracuse University Press, 2015
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"The Decline and Fall of the Dukes of Leinster, 1872–1948"
by Terrence Dooley…
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I am not usually a great one for "tourist sites," and it was a damp, rainy day and I was not of a mood to go out. But I had a friend visiting, and by heaven, she had read about this place north of Dublin (where I was living and where I had a very comfortable spot, and a lovely pub…Continue
Light of the Diddicoy
A Novel by Eamon Loingsigh
Published by Three Rooms Press Trade Paperbacks
Check this link for an interesting odd bit of Irish history ...…Continue
I would not presume to elevate my meanderings by calling them a “review” but having just finished "The Misrememberd Man," a lovely first novel by Christine McKenna, a Derry-born artist and writer, I am willing to go out on a limb and recommend it as a…Continue
A song I learned from my father, who learned it from his father.