It is hard to fathom the extent of human suffering and loss in the wake of the devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma this week. As I try to comprehend the human suffering in the town of Moore, I have been struck by the amazing strength of the people of Oklahoma and by the kindness of America. […]
My American Journey By Irish American Mom
Here we'll explore my American evolution from Irish girl to American mom.
Where is Spring? That’s what I want to know. I thought Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring this year, but boy oh boy, did he get it wrong. As a fully fledged American I grew to believe the famous groundhog’s prediction had teeth. I always thought it would be great fun to attend the celebrations […]
Fish on Friday is a traditional Catholic “sacrifice” for the Lenten season. Growing up in Ireland we ate fish every Friday of Lent. When I moved to Kentucky I was surprised to see how strong the tradition is here. Many churches host a Friday Lenten Fish Fry. Maybe I enjoy our Kentucky Fish Fry so […]
Today we are going to explore a little cultural nuance between Ireland and America. When visiting someone’s home in America, if offered a drink, always answer “yes” straight away. The offer is made at the start of the visit, with no extended repetitions until you finally accept. The opposite is true in Ireland. If offered […]
Bless me Ireland, for I have changed, Here is my American confession…… I put no milk in my tea! That’s right! No milk! No sugar! Just plain black tea! I know – pure sacrilege by Irish tea drinking standards – not even the teeniest, tiniest, little drop of milk in my tay. […]