Tuesday night I was lucky enough to join an already in progress festive event down at Cafe Capriccio. Gathered together to celebrate Albany’s literary native son William Kennedy’s birthday were dozens of family members, friends and colleagues. I arrived as speakers began to share their thoughts, memories and best wishes and it was remarkable. The … Continue reading What William Kennedy gave me on his 90th birthday
I've seen U2 a half dozen times, but I don't think I've ever been as excited for a show as I was last Wednesday. Every single thing aligned to make for a perfect night - the weather was phenomenal, the company was sublime and our seats exceeded my expectations. The foundation was all in place … Continue reading Seeing the whole of the moon – U2 at MetLife
I couldn't be happier about the new rules announced this morning regarding Albany's St. Patrick's Day parade. In years past this event has been an absolute sh*t show and I haven't felt comfortable taking my kids there in many years. If you know me, you know I'm all about having fun and a couple of … Continue reading New St. Patrick’s Day parade rules
You may not know this, but both of my parents came from large Catholic families. Is that redundant? I actually have an aunt and two deceased great aunts, who became nuns, for real. I grew up hearing about how my mother's family went to morning mass every day, staying for a marathon mass on Sundays. … Continue reading Giving up
I'm not here to talk to you about the likelihood of spotting a leprechaun or the intense greenness of the countryside. No, I'm here to tell you about some things you may not know. For instance, are you familiar with the phrase "going out for a bit of craic?" True confession: the first time I … Continue reading Things you may not know about Ireland
Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound? Nope. More powerful than a locomotive? Sometimes. Proficient at getting a healthy, fast dinner on the table in a reasonable amount of time? Now you're talking! How about you? What's your superpower?
On the weeks when I work two double shifts, I struggle to get my miles in. In addition to being somewhat obsessive about exercise, I am also mistress of the rationalization so, I console myself on these alternating weeks with the fact that I get some physical activity running up and down the stairs at … Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day ~ 2013