Tag Archives: ancestry

The Emerald Isle

I’ve always felt a connection to Ireland. The first time I heard Celtic music, I fell in love with the combined sounds of harps and guitars, pennywhistles, fiddles, bodhrán drums and bagpipes–it reached all the way down into my soul. … Continue reading

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Song of My Family

My wife and I recently travelled to the village of Westfield, New York, on the edge of Lake Erie, the heart of the America’s oldest wine-producing region. Here, I’d expected to learn more about my ancestors. Instead, after seeing the … Continue reading

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My Real Memoir

Those who visit frequently may have noticed that I tend to post memoir entries at the start of each week. These used to be called “Memoir Mondays” because I like alliteration. But lately, for practical reasons (much to the vexation … Continue reading

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A Godlike Little Loaf of Bread

Picking a Blog Name, Part Three (To read Part One, click here) So, I finally decided to use my own name as my blog site name. Not a lotta sizzle in that, but at least it was safe, and after … Continue reading

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We’ll Never be Royals. Or Will We?

My wife is of royal lineage. Anyone who knows her can tell you that; our daughters always tease her about how genteel she is. So, when some years ago we learned her family tree included Henry VIII and a host … Continue reading

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