• Reluctant Blogger- The Silence August 2018 - I am reluctant to blog. The thoughts and ideas are too chaotic. But I remember why I write, it is not really for you, i write to hold the memory of this beautiful life.   And in this process,  if you find something of value, that is wonderful. However, I am a writer, and always reluctant ...
  • Walk on through to the other side – Paris 3 July - I was sitting in a café near the Deux Maggot and having a coffee. There was an older man, who could have been in his early seventies or more, it was difficult to tell with the thick web of beard and scraggly grey hair, and had on sunglasses. He sat in the corner, wearing a ...
  • Suicide and Remembering Life is Extraordinary - Note: I had received a letter from a friend about her brother who committed suicide. People who know me, know that I am generally an up-beat person, nothing really gets me down, and delight in life.  But, as with many younger people, there is confusion, pain, sometimes drugs, and the only way out appears to ...
  • Best Part of Traveling is Making Friends – Southern Portugal - Entry 3 Southern Portugal: Faro 8 May 2018 I am blessed with a great traveling partner Zoe who is also gregarious and multilingual. Though we may not be masters linguists, wherever we go we try our 50 word vocabulary for each country. That is with the exception of Japan, Hungarian, and Basque… we are lucky ...
  • Liberal Fascination with Political Correctness and the Nigger word: Road Kill on the way to Real progress. - Recently, a (white) comedian referred to himself as a house nigger. The storm of liberal political correctness was deafening; not the roar against the racist prison system; not a roar against the impoverished cities like Camden; not the rage against the bias against immigrants, none of this raised a storm, quite like Bill Maher in ...
  • Him & The Taco Truck A short story -            It was already 7 a.m. tea was just beginning to boil in the main house, the helpers were out in the street leading to the house, assuring people that the clinic would open for the day.  Each helper brought tea and biscuits, the lawn chairs were neatly arranged on the ...
  • I hate the Chaos of Travel, but I travel all the time.  - My Irish and USA passport is always ready and up to date, and in my toiletry bag.  My wallet is on my key chain. I have a few hundred dollars in my toiletry kit and a credit card.  Except on Friday, the day i was suppose to leave. it was all chaotic.  I, Mr. Pro ...
  • 1 May 2018 – Oh, no! Traveling again - 1 May in Vermont and one of the last things I want to do is travel now. I am awake at 5 AM and starting to write. This is my morning routine at Blue Heron pond– I wake up, make coffee and start to create.  I think of the line from Prufrock by T.S. Eliot ...
  • Tech Support: How can I help you - Tech Support: Can I help you? I’m afraid. I’m sorry sir, I can’t understand you I’m afraid… ah… Don’t be afraid, sir. Why would you be afraid? The computer I mean, it isn’t doing what I need it to do, its stuck, frozen. Did you turn it off? No, I’m afraid to turn it off, ...
  • Yemen My Life - Yemen My Life: A Peace Corp Volunteer’s Memoir This weekend was the thirty-five year reunion of Peace Corps volunteers, Irish Concern, and other international organizations who served in Yemen together. We were innocent ambassadors to the ways of the country and Islam.  The baptism of my youth was in the glorious, incomprehensible, but always welcoming, ...
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