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, […]
Dear Dad, I can see you shaking your head – that quick left-right-left-right, that slight tilt toward your right shoulder. And I hear the rapid-fire “tsk, tsk, tsk, tsk, tsk.” You’d have some colorful things to say if you were watching all this. But if I were within earshot, your language would be no stronger […]
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