Irish Weekend in Wildwood

Last month, Nathan and I were in Wildwood, NJ with family and friends for Irish weekend. This is one of the biggest Irish festivals in the country and a quick weekend getaway if you are on the East Coast.  The festival has something for everyone from crafts, boxing matches, music, and of course great food and beverages.  Starting on Thursday night, the festival runs all weekend, and concludes on Sunday....more

Celebrate St. Patty’s: Easy Corned Beef

First off, Happy St. Patty’s Day! This morning, I was at my local Bristol Farms getting my usual cup of coffee. I wasn’t going to prepare anything Irish today - it was just going to be a nice and relaxing Saturday....more

In Honor of the Irish

 Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I have a warm spot in my heart for today, as I consider it my personal patron saint day. (Patricia being the feminine form of Patrick.)Never a traditionalist, I do not celebrate my holiday with tepid green beer, corned beef or cabbage. (For those wondering why – yuck.) I do, however, wear green. For many years, I also had a cute little button featuring a leprechaun stuck in the ground proudly proclaiming, “I’ve got Irish roots!” And I do....more

Irish Stew at ...more

My Marriage and the Rag Tree

Trees have always been worshiped worldwide; they represent growth, decay, and rebirth. My marriage has been in rags; in need of rebirth. ...more

Real Irish Saint Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day parades, green beer, and corned beef are all American traditions dating back to the 1960s. Surprised?...more

Irish Valentines


Top 10 Beautiful Irish Men

In Top Ten Irish Stereotypes I touched on what is and is not Irish. Here's a taste of real Irish men....more

Top 10 Irish Stereotypes

Top o the mornin' to ya is a phrase that summons pictures of Ireland as surreal and outdated as this 1980s Irish Spring commercial. I'm sorry that it's true; I wish there were a place where sprightly people in green suits and jaunty hats wished me top o the mornin' but alas, it isn't so....more