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Bard: Rock Star of Gaelic Ireland

One of the things I enjoy doing every Sunday afternoon is listening to Into the 70s on WGHN – five hours of happy memories. As a kid, growing up in the dead coal-mining town of Export, PA in the 1970s, I … Continue reading

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If it’s written in the annals…

I get a kick out of the commercial where a man’s using his State Farm app to diagram an accident. A female friend of his comes along and asks what he’s doing. She says, “I thought State Farm didn’t have … Continue reading

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All Hail the King!

“Fedhlimidh son of Aedh son of Eoghan was proclaimed in a style as royal, as lordly and as public as any of his race from the time of Bríon son of Eochu Mugmedón till that day. And when Fedhlimidh son … Continue reading

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Term Papers, Smerm Papers!

Got a term paper due at the end of the semester staring you in the face? Final exams? Maybe even a thesis to defend? Stop whining and be glad you weren’t a bard! In Ireland, there were druidic colleges in … Continue reading

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