Time for Reflection

American Refugee: 5 Reasons to Visit Inishturk, Ireland

Last summer I read an article about a tiny Irish island that would welcome American refugees if Donald Trump is elected President of the United States. It was a joke, of course, probably meant to drum up some tourism. During every election season stretching as far back as I can remember, Americans threaten to leave the …

The Beaches of Inishbofin

Inishbofin is a small island off the coast of County Galway, Ireland. With a population of 170 and accessible only by ferry, it's a quiet retreat away from the mainland. My favorite part about visiting was renting a bicycle and exploring the beaches...and having them all to myself!   

Lost and Found

My dad used to drive this tractor around his own father's farm in the mid-1950's. During the Reagan years it was auctioned off as he, along with so many other Minnesota farmers, lost land that had been in the family for generations. Several months ago, my dad happened upon it again at another auction. That …