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Awe Inspiring Iceland … Part 1

Dramatic: from the endless scenic landscapes, to the ancient tales of it’s early Viking settler’s, to the turbulent natural forces lying in wait… The first word of association when I … Continue reading

July 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Visual Taste

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and how true. Often it takes days if not weeks for me to scribble out a coherent, completed thought in my … Continue reading

June 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

In The Big Smoke But Dreaming of Green

In the Big Smoke (London), existing on the necessities performed in the ” today” so that i may enjoy the “tomorrows”. I find my sense of creative-self choked by the … Continue reading

June 4, 2014 · 8 Comments

A Pedal Through Yesteryear

It was a gray, misty day which only made the fields look more green, as if that were even possible here. The air had a faint sweetness of spring blooms, … Continue reading

May 5, 2014 · 6 Comments

Finding the Sacred Pancake

As i was making my way through London City to one of the most extensive collections of food and wine archives i happened upon a large and excited crowd gathered … Continue reading

March 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

A New Odyssey Begins…

After a wonderful respite back home in Missouri, enjoying way too much home cooking and cocktails with friends; my itchy-feet broke in a new pair of Doc Martens and are … Continue reading

March 2, 2014 · 6 Comments

Curvy Roads & Forgotten Treasures

(This is my unedited version of an article i guest contributed for the hugely popular and hip Paris based site MessyNessyChic on Dec 10, 2013) In Missouri, the old timers say … Continue reading

January 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

Misfits Inspiring

I just experienced one of the most inspirational nights in many a moon at the St. Louis International Film Festival, viewing the Documentary Shorts of Artist Lives, and most especially … Continue reading

November 19, 2013 · 5 Comments

A Taste of Home

A little over a month I’ve been “home”, hugging my man-son, sharing too many bottles of wine and endless laughs with friends and rediscovering all the wonderful-ness that can be … Continue reading

November 13, 2013 · 6 Comments

Paris: St. Denis Cathedral …. Awesome Dead People, Their History & Fairy Tales

This post I’m sharing the page with fellow traveler, gourmand, and bestest friend Lisa Glenn who’s special interest and bottomless well of  information lie in medieval history and all the … Continue reading

May 7, 2013 · 4 Comments

The Easter Flame or “No Pints” Friday In Ireland

It’s Easter Holy Week in Ireland, and being immersed among a deeper see of Catholics than almost anywhere besides Vatican City, i’m intrigued at the faith and traditions that move … Continue reading

March 29, 2013 · 6 Comments

No Better Place To Be For St. Paddy’s Day!

Being in and out of Ireland over the past few months, I’ve really grown comfortable in this familiar but foreign land, due mostly in part to the warm folks that … Continue reading

March 17, 2013 · 8 Comments

Goatskins, A Martyr & Homemade Pizza… Ingredients For Love

Every conceivable cliche’ of love known to civilization is at it’s maximum use potential today, as love and admiration become a tangible commodity.  I could ramble on about the gross … Continue reading

February 14, 2013 · 11 Comments

And now for something completely different…..

Most all of you know i’m currently a hobo foodie wandering about Europe on a shoestring budget. But I’m also a P.M.G … Proud Mother of a Geek!! (By the … Continue reading

January 28, 2013 · 3 Comments

Waking the Senses in Carlingford Ireland

Despite the short, cloudy days – Ireland this winter is wonderfully mild and perfect for outdoor exploring. Yesterday I was treated to a road trip compliments of my pal Freddie, … Continue reading

January 7, 2013 · 6 Comments

Stoneing, Fox Hunting, & Hot Whisky Does a Holiday Make!

The day after Christmas back home in Missouri includes waking up to a house strewn about with new toys, spending the day indulging on Mom’s Christmas dinner leftovers, and 60% … Continue reading

December 26, 2012 · 2 Comments

Make the best of it…..who knows what’s next!

As I head out this morning to watch the sunrise from Loughcrew on this winter solstice I remember to be thankful for the opportunity  to enjoy the journey in this … Continue reading

December 21, 2012 · 2 Comments

Loughcrew Megalithic Site…Amazing!

(A bit longer post than usual, but worth the read and definitely worth a visit if you wander to Ireland…. For you non-readers lots of pics and video at the … Continue reading

December 19, 2012 · 8 Comments

Mr. MaCabe and His Fresh Veg

The Irish historically have been a people to develop and perfect skills of  life unlike most other cultures of early existence. The Celts were navigating the earth and building sacred … Continue reading

December 17, 2012 · 2 Comments

A Day By The Sea

A gracious friend road tripped me up through Louth County today to find a fisherman. So near to where I have been staying and unbelievable I had yet to see. … Continue reading

December 11, 2012 · 9 Comments

Rugby a Short History …OR… You Did What?? (My Mother Is Not Gonna Like This One)

One of the most grueling pastimes around, Rugby is a sport of constant battle, skillful footing, strength, wit and endurance. Bruises, cuts, sprains and breaks are all part of this … Continue reading

December 9, 2012 · 3 Comments

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