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We’re Off

We’re off….we’re outta here….we’re gettin’ the heck outta Dodge. Yep, we’re headed to sunny Florida to spend a nice week relaxin’ in the sun, swimmin’ with the kids, and coaxin’ my freckles out of hiding. We like to take adva

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Ahh, St. Patrick’s Day. A day that celebrates fun, laughter, and a playful spirit. A day for blarney, for embellishments, for a few tall tales here and there. The Irish are no strangers to hardship and misery, but they are good at reminding us to lighten up a little and to take


I added an old Irish proverb to my heading: He who has water and peat on his own farm has the world his own way. This proverb speaks a rural language that is endangered in today’s urban society. It embodies the deep connection between farmer and farm, and illustrates the pride a

Irish Grove Politics

I hate campaign season. I hate that they call it a ‘season’ when it lasts 2 long, painful years. I hate how the candidates want us to think they care about us, but really only care about our vote (and campaign contributions). I hate the non-stop political reports, the requ