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America the Ugly

I rarely get overtly political, but I cannot remain silent in this issue.   The “zero tolerance” policy recently enacted (May 2018) and enforced by the current administration is unconscionable, cruel, and inhumane.   American was born upon the principle

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And so it begins…

That’s a DING! Time to start a new novel!   The next item up for bat is book #7 in The Druid’s Brooch Series.  Working titles of this third and final trilogy of the series are: Age of Saints Age

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Misfortune of Time is on Contract!

  Misfortune of Time, book #6 in The Druid’s Brooch Series is on contract with my fantastic publisher, Tirgearr Publishing!   The tentative date is set for early July 2018. Stay tuned for more details!   Misfortune of Time Time

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10 Beautiful Images from the Book of Kells – Medievalists.net

The Book of Kells is thought to be the work of a number of unknown genius-artists living in the monastery of Iona around the year 800. Source: 10 Beautiful Images from the Book of Kells – Medievalists.net

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A contest and some recommendations!

Who wants free stuff? We all do, of course! Enter below to win!   Win up to 20+ Historical Romance eBooks! (2) Grand Prize “Gift Baskets” of ALL eBooks! (20) Winners of Individual eBooks (randomly selected titles) I recommend checking out Faith in the Storm Edward Harrington has just been through a traumatic tornado and now […]

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Top 10 Most Beautiful Medieval Manuscripts

Giovanni Scorcioni gives us his list of the most beautiful manuscripts of the Middle Ages Source: Top 10 Most Beautiful Medieval Manuscripts

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Ireland Has a New, Unexpected Landmark — sentinelblog

From MRCTV, by Zach Montanaro Ireland appears to have a new landmark. It’s quite an odd sight at first glance: a perfect Celtic cross growing in Donegal forest in Ireland. Passengers who had been flying into Derry airport recently started

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Quest – Jedi by Knight

From Skellig Michael. Of all the things and places I saw in Ireland, Skellig Michael was my most important quest. You can read more about it this post I wrote last year, but basically I overcame so… Source: Weekly Photo

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English Historical Fiction Authors: The Christians Are Coming! (The islands of Iona and Lindisfarne)

Source: English Historical Fiction Authors: The Christians Are Coming! (The islands of Iona and Lindisfarne)

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A Tale of Two Brigids: a Celtic Goddess and a Christian Saint | Ancient Origins

There are churches dedicated to Saint Brigid in many parts of the world. With time, she became one of the most important icons of the Catholic Church. Source: A Tale of Two Brigids: a Celtic Goddess and a Christian Saint

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Origins of Ogham – modern theories

There are various different theories about the origins of the ancient Irish language Ogham. Source: Origins of Ogham – modern theories

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Please. Stop the hate and the killing.

I don’t normally go political on my blog. I like the happy world of travel, magic, writing and art. But sometimes one must speak out against the hatred. We live in a scary world. Most of us want to hide

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Imbolc is coming

Imbolc is upon us in just a couple of weeks.   What is Imbolc? It is a returning of the light. It is a day of hope, of reassurance that the sun will come back and grace us with its

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History and Symbolism of the Celtic Cross

Celtic Crosses dot hundreds of cemeteries across Ireland and Scotland, as well as Wales, England, Europe, and beyond. Few symbols are as recognizable as the Celtic Cross as the embodiment of Celtic Christianity. It is popularly believed that St. Patrick

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