Yearly Archives: 2015

Contest! Contest! Contest!

I am currently writing a novel based on the Irish tale of the Children of Lir.  It is an ancient tale, and my novels usually run between 70,000 words and 110,000 words.   Working title right now is The Enchanted

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Walking in the Irish Woods

Peace comes in many forms. Some find it watching their children sleep, or listening to a symphony. Others find it in a bubble bath. I find it walking in the woods.   And while Ireland is not my home, it

Posted in Photography, Travel

Fantasy TV Shows

OK, Fantasy list! (there might be some crossover with the scifi list – if so, I’ll leave it off here) This is NOT a comprehensive list, just a list of Fantasy shows I’ve seen and enjoyed. If you have some to add,

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Science Fiction TV Shows

This is NOT a comprehensive list, just a list of scifi shows I’ve seen and enjoyed. If you have some to add, please do so in the comments! I’m sure I missed many. Please add as you see fit. I started doing

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Fantasy, Scifi and Historical Movies I liked

This is NOT a comprehensive list, just a list of movies I’ve seen and enjoyed. If you have some to add, please do so in the comments! I didn’t try to separate fantasy and scifi movies, as some are both. I

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On the radio tonight!

Tonight, I shall be on the radio! Red River Radio on What’s Write For Me. You can listen online HERE, starting at 4pm Eastern time, December 23, 2015.   Our hostess, Dellani Oakes will ask questions of me, author and

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6 Ancient Tributes to Winter

A wonderful entry on Ancient Tributes to the Winter Solstice.   It describes several sites where the Winter Solstice was celebrated, such as Stonehenge, Newgrange and Maes Howe, as well as others around the world. ********* Don’t miss information on

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Posted in History, Photography, Travel

Iceland Calendar 2016

Would you like a 2016 calendar with photos I’ve taken on my July trip? I’ve created a print-on-demand Lulu calendar just for you! ********* Don’t miss information on Celtic myth and history, as well as practical travel planning tips, and

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Celebrate your wrinkles!

  I am 46. I have never lied about my age (well, since I was 21, anyhow!)   I am proud of my age.  I have some silver hairs, and I am proud of those as well. I’ve earned them,

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Holiday in Hanover, NH

It was perhaps unfair to go to this charming town with so many preconceptions. I expected a quintessential New England town, complete with friendly locals, old buildings decorated in white and green, gleaming in the Christmas lights. However, Hanover did

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Love vs. Hate

Hate is in the air.   You used to hear the phrase ‘love is in the air,’ but I’m afraid that’s no longer the norm. In today’s society, hate is a buzzword, a default, something people use all the time.

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The Green and Red of County Mayo, Ireland

The Green and Red of Mayo – a haunting and evocative song by The Saw Doctors… The song really does give a glimpse into the amazing and stunning landscape of this part of the Emerald Isle. Situated about in the

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Happy Solstice!

Ah, December. The ringing of jingle bells until you want to smash the little buggers whenever they appear, the mad dash for holiday gifts, the dreaded anticipation of hordes of relatives appearing at your doorstep.   And yet, it is

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Celtic Music Bands

I love Celtic Music. Irish New Age to Plastic Paddy Punk, I like it all. I’ve compiled a list of my favorites for your pleasure. Now, this is just my opinion – do not keelhaul me that your favorite was

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Coill Ghabhainn Standing Stone

Originally posted on Ed Mooney Photography:
The Coill Ghabhainn or Kilgowan Standing Stone which takes its name from the locality in which it resides, is one of several such Long stones that can be found scattered about the Kildare landscape.…

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The historical truth behind Ragnar Lothbrok

Originally posted on Christy Jackson Nicholas, Author and Artist:
An excellent article on History vs. TV from TheDockyards.com While it is without doubt that Ragnar Lothrok is a Norse legendary hero, being mentioned in various sagas and several poems in Old…

Posted in Travel

Stunning Isolation – Isle of Lewis, Scotland

Up along the northwest coast of Scotland, a small group of islands hug the coast. In total, these are called the Hebrides. The Outer Hebrides consist of the Isles of Lewis and Harris (really one island), North Uist, Benbecula, South

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Small Business Saturday is here!

It’s Small Business Saturday! Come check out my jewelry at Handmade at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/handmade/Green-Dragon-Artist… Or, if you prefer my photography, I have lots I’ve taken in Scotland, England, and Ireland on http://www.greendragonartist.com. For Iceland photos, see my blog post here. Email me for

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The Wild and Wonderful County Donegal, Ireland

I am unapologetically stealing the motto from West Virginia to describe County Donegal in Ireland. Yes, they have their own motto, which is “Up here, it’s different.”  This motto applies just as well, but it doesn’t convey the sheer lonely

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Handmade at Amazon shop is LIVE!

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I’ve set up a Handmade at Amazon shop, and am adding new jewelry every day. Please, come check it out! ? http://www.amazon.com/handmade/Green-Dragon-Artist?ref=hnd_dp_smp ? Some recent additions: ? ********* Don’t miss information…

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