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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 Sign Of Inspiration…& Amazing Pork!!

Monday, 24 March Viterbo, an ancient city built some say by Hercules, definitely civilized by the Etruscans, and since seen centuries of Popes, politics, war and growth. But here i … Continue reading

March 26, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Pilgrimage of the Not-Quite-For-Sure

And so it begins…. As I wrap up 3 overwhelming yet unimaginable days in Rome, today I begin the Via Francigena pilgrimage route (in reverse) from Rome to Canterbury England. … Continue reading

March 22, 2014 · 7 Comments

Stoney Hills, Thatched Roofs and Peat Fires

The west of Ireland possess a serene yet melancholy beauty that can engross every sense of ones self. A journey across this country’s midland takes you from the rolling green … Continue reading

March 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

A Year Ahead of Opportunities & Goodness For All

The two faced Roman God Janus, represented beginnings and change. The name sake for this month of January, the Romans looked to this god for inspiration as they reflected on … Continue reading

January 1, 2014 · 1 Comment

2013: Highlights Of An Amazing Year !

The most asked question since i’ve been home is, “What was your most memorable moment this year?”….not an easy one to answer. Some of the best moments were only a … Continue reading

December 31, 2013 · 5 Comments

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

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

Feast by Fire

“Fire is elemental and primitive; the most miserable situation clears up when somebody gets the fire going.” – Dorothy Hartley, Food In England 1954 The Gloucestershire hillside fields were covered … Continue reading

January 13, 2013 · 4 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

A wee Irish Tune

It doesn’t take too many pints or “pleases to get an Irishman singing, and I’m finding that pretty much all Irishmen can sing beautifully!! After our visit with artisan butcher … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · 6 Comments

Hill of Slane

Here, pilgrim, stop; rest on yonder monumental slab, beneath the shadow of that tall, ivy-mantled tower, the belfry of the cathedral….it once was gorgeous with the shrines of Fathers, and … Continue reading

November 15, 2012 · 2 Comments

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