Today at the library where I work, a patron read my name tag and then asked if I’d been brought in for St. Patrick’s day. Yup. All Coleens must pass a rigorous mascot training. It’s not enough to have the Gaelic name or the Irish heritage. There’s tons of other factors. Other (mostly) Irish things about me that are maybe not so obvious.  I eat St. Patty’s Day themed treats. (Although, I also do the same for most other holidays.)… Read more »

    In the spirit of holiday, food and fun, I want to wish you all a happy Thanksgiving week via photos from the local Celtic festival.   First, a toast to FUN.   And to YUMMY food.    And Music!    To dancing.   To hanging out and playing games.   And to dressing in your holiday best.   And last but not least, to tradition! I don’t remember my Irish grandmothers mentioning this Celtic delicacy, but I leave… Read more »

  According to my first diary, this Saturday is Rob Lowe’s birthday. Apparently on March 17, 1984, I had a lunch of lamb stew and then spent an afternoon flying a kite and swapping scratch and sniff stickers with my sister.  Then later I got together with Rob. Um, via collage. When it came to crushes and boys I put a lot of emphasis on luck and wishing and okay occasionally praying to certain patron saints in the name of… Read more »