Call Me Snoopy

We live in an old Victorian home. The home's old bedrooms, kitchens, bathrooms, etc have been quartered off to form apartments. The entrance of the home is as it was back in its hey day - a carpeted foyer leading to a long, winding up staircase with sturdy white banisters. In front of the staircase

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Friends

Only a couple of weeks in our new neighborhood and already I'm making friends.  Patch was my first neighborhood buddy. I met him outside his apartment building, where he was relaxing on the steps. He made the first move, leaping up from his roost to snuggle himself against my legs. Purr, purr, purr. Nuzzle, nuzzle,

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Sea or Nil?

It's an exciting time to be in Ireland - native, tourist, or foreigner. It's a time of debate, a time of political discontent; it's the second time the Lisbon Treaty has been offered to the Irish public. I'd read a bit about it in various blogs before arriving, but once I stepped out of the airport,

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