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Recent columns

Direct from the archives of my facebook

Too Irish?

My late wife was barely 5 feet high and didn’t weigh a diddle. Yet she could elbow her way through almost any encounter, even marriage.

Goose Bumps

Like a lot of the Irish, I wake each morning with a broken heart, and in the course of the day try everything to mend it: oysters, potato skins, dad jokes, puns.

Weddings, Weddings Everywhere

Here come the handsome groom and the Florida-bred bride. There might’ve been gold dust in her makeup. Had to be platinum in her hair.

The Summer of Patios

This has turned into a summer of the patio, a renaissance faire of gin and finger foods and homemade bean pie.


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Happy Hour Hiking Club Is Back!

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From recent hike at Griffith Park