Author Archives: wiseirishwomen

The Perfect Cup of Tea—A Lovely Irish Tradition

Growing up the granddaughter of an Irish immigrant, I will forever associate a hot cup of tea with feelings of security and comfort.  Tea at grandma’s house was a special ritual that accompanied every gathering of family and friends at … Continue reading

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Spring Break–A Magic Week in March

Spring Break-A Magic Week in March Once my children became old enough to travel, our family has enjoyed celebrating spring and our family during a variety of Spring Break vacations. Many families plan family vacations around summer travel schedules but … Continue reading

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9-11-2001 Where were you?

9-11-2001 Where were you? Throughout history there have been significant events that are burned into the collective memory of the people who live through it. 9-11 is no different. Where were you? I am certain you remember where you were … Continue reading

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Shocking….truly shocking!!!!!

Last Thursday morning, fairly early, my phone buzzed telling me I had received a text message. I checked it and was surprised to see a short message from my daughter telling me she was on her way home from college. … Continue reading

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Take More Photos

Take More Pictures….. I was saddened to hear of the loss of a friend’s house during the recent Colorado wildfires. They were out of town when the fire started and, as a result, lost everything that was in their home. … Continue reading

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Thank you American Express!!!

Thank you American Express!!! It seems like every other day the news media report about some sort of breach of security that has resulted in millions of pieces of information being accessed by criminals. I personally have had my identity … Continue reading

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Quiet Time—HOME ALONE

Quiet Time— Wow. For the first time in longer than I can remember—at least a couple of years—I was sitting at home facing a weekend with nothing that I had to do. My daughter is away at college and my … Continue reading

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Facebook and Death

I am wrestling with a dichotomy that, it seems to me anyway, has become very common in the last few months. Like many people, I have created a Facebook account and have “friended” family and friends locally and around the … Continue reading

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Wise Inspiring Women

Wise Inspiring Women After attending a seminar a couple of weeks ago, Patricia and I came away with an overwhelming amount of information and with our minds whirling with ideas and plans. We were very excited to realize that our … Continue reading

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Bryn Mawr College Class of 2012 and Wise Irish Woman Mary Robinson

Guess where we spent last weekend? At Bryn Mawr College for the Commencement ceremony. The commencement speaker for the Class of 2012 was Mary Robinson, the first female President of Ireland. Tricia and I had signed up for a business … Continue reading

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