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IrishAyes

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Home country: US
Current location: retired to MidWest
Member since: Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:15 PM
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About Me

Still an ardent Irish-American Catholic damnYankee Yellow Dog Democrat socialist after all these years. (cue Simon music) Army brat and wife for many years, now have been on the loose far longer than I was married. After my two red chows died, I took in a mini-beagle cross that I named Molly Maguire, thinking she might need a good Irish name like my original real one. Later she got a baby sister, a smooth-coat JRT I named Brigid after the greatest of the ancient Celtic goddesses. My great-grandfather and his son fought for Michael Collins and barely made it out of Ireland one step ahead of John Bull. They slipped over to Wales for new identities and then forward to the States for a fresh start. That makes me second generation of illegal but certainly justified immigrants. There are precious few people to whose defense I fly immediately, but the list includes Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama even when I disagree with him - it happens! - and living Irish patriots Gerry Adams and Martin \\\'Mind Your Kneecaps\\\' McGuiness. I pray earnestly for a united and free Ireland rescued from all official British occupation, with every square inch of alleged \\\'ancestral lands\\\' now held immorally and illegally by the invaders returned to the rightful owners. Irish-only rule for Ireland. No foreign masters anymore! I find it passing strange when Brits chide ME about \'interfering\' in Irish politics!

Journal Archives

Yes, and they'll rue the day they took the alternative or opted out entirely. Maybe then it will

become clear to them what idiots they were. I also keep hearing Repugs on the news repeating the word 'disaster'. The only disaster will fall on them.

Thanks, they always are, even if I have to light a bonfire. It's one time of the year that mellows

me most of all. Hope yours went well also. I count my BOG friends as major blessings.

And Frank Schaeffer would know, having had such a tough row to hoe himself,

especially lately. I was pleased today to see the UMC pastor wearing a purple bracelet. I should get one myself somewhere.

Contrary to opinions some other places, we actually do appreciate facts here. It's those very

facts that cause our celebrations.

Still, it was good of you to withdraw that post.

Bet your sweet bippy (whatever that is?) it will. I've got my Demo gear laid out and ready.

Rethugs beware!

Well, I'm a coffee fiend, though. Blend my own, flavor it various ways, and perk it

(drip won't do) strong enough to melt paint off steel. But I don't leave it in the pot. It goes straight into the frig, and I use it diluted throughout the day. That means a mike to heat it.

The first time we took our son to Disnetland, he was only about 3.

He looked at Minnie Mouse and gushed to me, "She's so beautiful!"

HEY, WILLIAM !!!

I'm still furious with you for stiffing your wife in the will. Why couldn't you leave her more than a bed, precious as those were in your day? Sounds rather churlish to me.

I drink diluted apple cider vinegar every day and eat pickles. Happiest gut in town.

Working with hospice patients was one of the most gratifying experiences in my life.

I saw so much and heard so many stories from others that I learned a certain comfort with death. That's not meant to sound cruel or heartless. It heightened my awareness of how thin the veil between planes of life can be. And I never felt more needed or appreciated.

When hospice first got started, though, often there was an incredible amount of ignorance. W/o prior consent, people were still deprived of fluids in a mistaken effort at kindness to keep them from lingering. I went to care for a woman in her last hours one night; she was frantic, kept trying to claw her way out of bed. I told her exhausted husband to go and take a long bath to soothe his own nerves. As soon as I heard the bathroom door shut, I got the lady what she needed more than anything else - a little drink of water. She looked at me like I was God himself, settled right down, and left moments later. What I did was illegal, but what I'd been told to do was immoral.

Thankfully the system has matured since those days.
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