Civilian Support

Regardless of which side of the going to war fence you are on, I hope you can at least agree that the families of the servicemen and women who are currently deployed in the Middle East deserve our support at this time. In that vein, Natalie is setting up Operation Civilian Support to: – Accept…

St. Patrick’s Day

Today is St. Patrick’s Day, and while to many of you that simply means green beer and parades, to me, and many other Irish-Americans it means something else entirely. You see, in Ireland, traditionally, St. Patrick’s Day has not been a big party. In fact, most see it as a very holy, somber day. There…

Rethinking free speech?

Sue’s gotten herself riled up over a book that was written to defend “Boylovers”. She’s titles her post “Rethinking free speech”, and while I think we can all relate to that reaction, I’m not sure that it’s the right one. Here’s my thinking on this. Let’s suppose there was a law that said you couldn’t…

Irish need not apply

I saw a replica sign that said “Irish Need Not Apply” at the Irish festival, and had some thoughts about that. I was reminded of those thoughts when I was listening to the Donegal X-Press CD I picked up over the weekend this morning. There’s a song on there called The Work Shanty that is…

Pat LaFontaine’s sweet dream. While

Pat LaFontaine’s sweet dream. While you’re all so busy bashing Microsoft, I noticed that they are the corporate partner along with ex-NHL player Pat LaFontaine in trying to equip children’s hospitals with high-tech play rooms. I may not agree with everything they do, but you gotta stop and give them credit for this. I hope…