Category Archives: Law

King of Kings?

While millions of voices are lifted in song to the King of Kings this time of year, I thought I’d take the opportunity to explore the ancient Irish concept of kingship – an all-encompassing but muddy construct. So many of … Continue reading

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Your Pain is My Pain

Last time, we took a look at summertime hazards – klutzy/clumsy self-inflicted accidents that might befall any one of us – and the early Irish herbal remedies used to treat the wounds. But what if your summertime blues spreads to … Continue reading

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Fortress Feng Shui

In Tag! You’re It! I mentioned that I suddenly became “king’” of the library when our director went to lunch and never came back. The six-month reign I was saddled with finally came to an end when a new director … Continue reading

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Tag, You’re It!

Last October, my boss – a director of a public library – suddenly decided to retire.  She went to lunch and never came back. As second-in-command, I instantly inherited all her responsibilities, heaped on top of my own. Not even … Continue reading

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Access Denied

A couple weeks ago, publishing conglomerate HarperCollins announced that it would require libraries subscribing to its eBook service to purchase a new copy of an eBook after 26 circulations. In other words, after a book was checked out (downloaded to … Continue reading

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I am Woman

I was listening to a compilation of hits from the ’70s while sprucing up my kitchen last weekend. Of course, no collection would be complete without Helen Reddy’s smash I am Woman from 1972. I was only 5 then, but … Continue reading

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Take off Your Brat and Stay Awhile

One of the things the holidays bring out is the festive clothes from our closets. No doubt the same was true for the ancient Gaels on high feast days. In this article, we’ll take a peek into the Irish wardrobe … Continue reading

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