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mary-wilkinson's picture
Oct.30.2008
I have just started to read the latest short story in the New Yorker.  It just so happens that it is written by fellow Irish man Roddy Doyle.  Just...
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mary-wilkinson's picture
Oct.31.2008
Everything about today appeared richly golden and shimmering.  I don't know if it is because of Halloween or because I am drawn to things of that...
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mary-wilkinson's picture
Nov.02.2008
Okay who said we don't know anything (or give a damn) about American politics in the West of Ireland?  Alright well maybe nobody has actually said...
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mary-wilkinson's picture
Nov.03.2008
Alright, this is it.  I can't do this anymore because nobody gives a hoot about Mary Wilkinson living on the edge of the bog in Ireland.  Nobody...
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mary-wilkinson's picture
Nov.04.2008
Great article in The Irish Times newspaper today on Paul Auster.  Apparently he is hoping for an Obama landslide.  It was gratifying to read, here...
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mary-wilkinson's picture
Nov.05.2008
What a morning.  I woke up and was half way down the stairs when I felt like the six year old kid I once was, on Christmas morning,  trying to recall...
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mary-wilkinson's picture
Nov.06.2008
I walked the dog out along ''the swamp'' this evening.  I don't know why its called ''the swamp'' but figure the location matters, right beside the...
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mary-wilkinson's picture
Nov.07.2008
Oh the joy of a quiet house.  A rarity here only occuring once a week, a Friday afternoon, a time I treasure and look forward to no end.  Today is no...
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mary-wilkinson's picture
Nov.08.2008
We had a big storm today and the Ash tree is almost bare.  Between the heavy showers we headed for the park to walk the dog. The park is always the...
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mary-wilkinson's picture
Nov.09.2008
I was making dinner tonight and thinking about what my life would be like without passion.  Isn't it a wonderful word.  Passion.  It's so smooth and...
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leslie-scott's picture
Nov.05.2009
What is your price? To own your day. Really own it. Every waking hour. To not have to cheerlead yourself out the door in the morning and devote your...
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john-peterson's picture
Jan.12.2011
    My favorite charity is of course the Shriners Hospitals for Crippled Children and Burn Centers. No finer cause exists in the world,Many are...
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tony-anders's picture
Jan.16.2010
I must have taken a wrong turn at Albuquerque. Whose life is this anyway? God has a sense of humor! Where did I go wrong? I just want to know, “How...
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judith-flickinger's picture
Oct.06.2010
Since grade school I have suffered in silence from an incurable debilitating condition, the dreaded “Writing Sickness”. It goes into remission...
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diane-sherlock's picture
Sep.29.2011
Please consider submitting to a site I started with author, Kate Maruyama, Annotation Nation. We found directed reading helped us solve various...
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helen-mallon's picture
Aug.09.2010
Not talking about it...A pretty wide-spread approach I see among white people is to treat the question of race as a no man's land, a territory of...
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linda-scott's picture
Nov.26.2009
Happy Thanksgiving, this is my favorite holiday. Family’s come together as a group and gives thanks. This year will be it will be slim but a turkey...
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robert-siciliano's picture
May.05.2010
Identity Theft Expert Robert Siciliano ATM skimming is approaching a billion-dollar issue. ATM skimming is happening coast to coast and there seems...
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robert-siciliano's picture
Oct.12.2010
Typosquatting, which is also known as URL hijacking, is a form of cybersquatting that targets Internet users who accidentally type a website address...
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robert-siciliano's picture
Dec.15.2011
The best thing about a recession is it smartens people up. It makes us tighten our belts and shed excess. I’m definitely guilty of piling on the...
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Red Room Blogs banner photograph (at the top of the page) is of writer Ernest Hemingway with Lady Duff Twysden, Hadley Hemingway, and three unidentified people at a cafe in Pamplona, Spain, during the Fiesta of San Fermin in July 1925; photograph used courtesy of the Ernest Hemingway Collection, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.