Posts Tagged ‘visiting Ireland’

William Brennan

Champion of Justice

During his 34 years with the Supreme Court, Justice William Brennan, Jr. (1906 – 1998) was widely recognized as one of the primary architects of public policy in the country. ℘℘℘ On his childhood in Newark, N.J.: I had every kind of job in the world. Across the street from us was a dairy farm,Read more..

Nora, an Excerpt

Even now, here 30 years since, when I turn to the southwest in Ennis from Shannon, and head out on the peninsula that ends at Loop Head, and somewhere on that road get my first wind of turfsmoke, I remember the first time and the sense that I had then of coming home. “The name’sRead more..

Rosie O’Donnell

Queen of Comedy

Rosie O’Donnell, the queen of daytime TV, recalls the time she and her family spent in Ireland shortly after the death of her mother. ℘℘℘ I remember eating salt and vinegar potato chips and having sweets, the candy, those Marathon bars, remember those? We used to go to the woods and my cousin would shootRead more..