Under Construction

Just a quick note to let you know that I am still alive, I've just been insanely busy... working full time, having a third baby, moving back to Ireland! I plan on giving the ol' blog a little facelift and hopefully bringing you more new and interesting content and commentary within the coming weeks. Watch …

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Making time, the Irish way

I was driving home last night with a shameful haul of used books from a local second-hand shop - it's an addiction, really - when I looked into my rearview mirror and noticed the sun setting behind a row of palm trees. It occurred to me that we've lived in California more than 2 1/2 …

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An Irish Christmas

It's dark and quiet as I sit and listen to the clock tick this early morning while I drink my tea. I'm back in the corner of the couch in the kitchen I've sat in a thousand times before, contemplating Christmas, family, and jet lag. We're home in Ireland for Christmas!! This is the first …

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Welcome Spring

My thoughts are a jumble these days, thus why I have not done much writing.  If you could open my brain, it would look like that corner drawer in your kitchen, overflowing with nails and screws, dried up glue and birthday candles, tangled string and electrical cords that belong to something, pens that don't work …

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The Care and Keeping of an Irishman

First things first - I'd like to take a second to thank everyone who reads "View from an Irish Back Yard" for helping me to reach 100,000 views in the last seven years of blogging. It's been fun! And you helped me get there. Now raise a glass to the next 100,000! 🙂 Now, on to the real post. …

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