There, I fixed it for you

Shut up and celebrit!

If “celebrities” should just shut up and celebrit [tm] then basically the rest of us should too unless we’re employed in the area under discussion.

Think about it.  Family gatherings would get much more civil. Continue reading “Shut up and celebrit!”

O’Flaherty 2017 – Set Dancing Master Pat Murphy Comes To Texas!

Calling all y’all who love Irish set dancing…

Whatever it takes, you do not  want to miss the 2017 O’Flaherty Irish Music Retreat in Midlothian, Texas.





Pat Murphy, Irish set dancing master, is coming to Texas!!!

If you’re not excited yet, you will be.  A brief bio, taken from Joanie Madden’s cruise page:

Pat Murphy is an accordion player and renown Set Dancing Master from Upperchurch, County Tipperary. His first contact with set dancing happened in his own home where his father Jack played the accordion and often the Ballycommon and Castle sets were danced. Upon retirement from his job as a primary school teacher in the early 1980’s, he got actively involved in teaching and reviving sets. With his wonderful demeanor and way of teaching, his reputation soon spread and he was invited to teach set dancing all over the world. He has lead workshops in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Russia and practically every country in Europe! He is the author of four books on Set Dancing; “Toss the Feathers”, “The Flowing Tide”, “Apples in Winter” and “Tabhair Dom Do Lámh”.

Pat is an amazing teacher, and it’s a rare treat that he is actually coming to Texas.  Save the dates!  Save your pennies!  Lie to your boss if you have to, but make sure you’re in Midlothian next October!

Now…who wants to get together for extra dance practice before then?  The more we know, the more we can learn from Pat.  This is going to be awesome!

Keep an eye on the O’Flaherty web site (and here) for more information.  Registration will begin in May. Keep your calendar open for October 19-22!

The timelines are merging

Be careful out there, Dallas peeps.

Chip and I are out walking. Here’s hoping we find Susan in the house when we get home. Here’s hoping the house is still there.

Bit of Dec dancing at Trinity Hall

Just a bit of the dancing at the Dec 11 ceili @ Trinity Hall. Haymaker’s Jig and Antrim Square

He puts hot sauce in his pants

That’s probably not what the nearby coffee shop patron said, but that’s what I heard.

What the hell is wrong with you people?

Yesterday I had a conversation with a couple of people online about morals, criminality and when it’s ok to discriminate against people.

It started as a result of a friend posting a link to this article about The Supreme Court oral argument that cost Democrats the presidency and as you might expect, the general context was ‘forcing’ people to give LGBTQ people equal rights.

It was civil, enlightening and more than a little frustrating…

Continue reading “What the hell is wrong with you people?”

Cause sometimes, clouds

Improvised lighting for close ups

Using up lots of digital bits getting close up shots of coins watches and jewelry