Category Archives: ancient sites

It’s No Substitute for Being There

But right now, photographs and memories will do. Back in 1990, I visited Loughcrew, in Oldcastle Ireland, for the first time. My daughter Jenny and I had the key to unlock the gate and a flashlight.  There wasn’t anyone else … Continue reading

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Into the Woods

Into the Woods Water wriggled down the dirt road, exposed stones under mud,  scrubbed away remnants of winter. Winter rose to the challenge,  tossed a best in class sleet storm down on us, followed by sun, obscured again by sleet.  Hidden under a pine with droopy … Continue reading

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Mr. Rice’s Bull

I’ve walked over to Inishkeel (Inis Caol) off the coast of Donegal Ireland when the tide is almost at its lowest. several times.  Each time,I read this sign and I imagine hopping over the wire fence. It looks so beautiful  … Continue reading

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Brú na Bóinne Knowth, Dowth

    Brú na Bóinne became a World Heritage Site in 1993. Brú na Bóinne, also known as  Newgrange has been settled for at least 6,000 years.  The tombs are dated to late stone age. Construction of the passage tomb started roughly … Continue reading

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Burrow into November

Field, forest, and sea sink into longer times of darkness. By late afternoon the sun sends thin slits of light through branches. There is hoar frost each morning. Snakes, worms, bears and frogs all burrow in deeper, as I do … Continue reading

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September Readings and giveaway

 Sept 23 & 24  I’ll be one of the folks reading at the Garlic & Arts Festival in Orange MA. My slot is close to noon on Saturday.  Visit the Energy Tent, and find out about alernative sources of energy … Continue reading

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