Claire Brennan Dunn

Do you wanna dance? We do!

The centerpiece of my weekly entertainment schedule is a couple dozen squares on a 13-inch laptop screen. If it’s Saturday night, it’s time for the Social Distance Social. Ed and I are regulars at the Social, an online dance party organized by our son Pat from his home in Seattle. It’s part technology and a […]

Epitaph Edit

Since I was a teenager, I thought I wanted one simple phrase as my epitaph: “Bold, Brave and Undaunted.” It’s a recurring line in my family’s anthem, an Irish song called Brennan on the Moor that tells the tale of a beloved outlaw, Willie Brennan. Willie “commenced his wild career” in the early 19th century, […]


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