I wrote the poem on my site. I had some published a few years ago in different books, but my goal is to one day publish my own little book, called the "School of Hard Knocks-A Poetic and Laughable View of the World as I See It" I left you an email. Thanks for catching up.
No worries Sonia. I know what busy is, believe me. In fact, I might be limited in access to my pc this weekend because I have to put togtehr an Irish Pub and activities on campus, as part of our "Around the World Celebration." Students host countries and introduce various foods, performers, facts, pictures, film etc. to other studnets--helps boost travel study programs. Then my daughter is in a Feis on Saturday (Irish Dance Competition) and then Sunday is church and my niece is coming from Florida to shop with my kids for my sons wedding and I have ot go do group work at school--Almost done with my classes for the semester and I am so in need of a break/Anyway, no worries--I look forward to hearing form you when you can.Slan!
Sónia, The on-line program we are using Blas Giota Beag, has sound and you can hear the language spoken. It is really a very good program for beginners. You can get to it by going into the Resources thread on the group page. You can start any time you want because I set it up as a self-paced program. To practice, sign up on Quizlet. There is also a thread on the group page for that. Let me know if you have any other questions.
I wanted to ask yu where the Church is in your second picture? I realy like the intricate architecture. I have been dreaming of churches (again)--It happens on occassion, and either someone dies or is born. In this case, I think it is because my son's wedding is coming up and it is a church affair. I think we have beautiful churches here, but the churches in Europe are more intense somehow.
Where have you traveled in your life. You mentioned wanting to go to Ireland but you haven't been yet. Do you think it is something you might do soon? What is it like in Portugal--I mean what does an average day consist of culturally? Talk to you soon.
Sonia--I am not sure if I got a reply to March 30th, but I think I did if that makes any sense. I did not know we have email on this site--I am so not used to communicating this way. I am so happy to talk to you. You seem like you really appreciate the power of the soul, and that is a rare gift i think. I am work right now, but will write more later.
Sonia--I am going to try something. I am goiing to delete form my page the message oyu sent asking me if I got your last thread. Let me know if it also comes off your page. If so, that explains what happened to previous correspondence?
Hi Sonia! Your English is fine and I am so happy to hear from you again. Tell me about where you live. I am a strong believer in dreams and out of body experiences. Maybe you are destined to travel to Ireland. Have you just begun to think about Irelan or has this been an on-going experience. As for me, I find that I used to deny my ancestry, mostly because of the troubles and the drinker/brawler stereotype that prevailed, but my mom used ot tell me to think about exploring it and when I finally did, WOW! I do think American Irish mentality is very different than being in Ireland itself, but nowadays, I kind of feel disgrceful for ever trying to hide from what I am. Keep in touch. Slan!
At 1:35pm on March 28th, 2008, Felicia said…
Hi! I am 100% Irish on Mom's side, but a great mix of ethnicity on my dad's: Mohawk Indian, African American, German, Irish, Scottish. On Mom's side we trace our ancestry all the way back (thanks to my aunt) to 1500 on paper. Our family members were mercenaries (maybe as far back as 5th/6th century) who fought to save the castle in Donegal for the Irish King and he rewarded them with land and they married in and so forth. Every year one of my relatives discovers new info. I was adopted when I was 3 1/2 so it took me a long time to reacquaint with my mother's family and only recently have I reached out to my dad's family and only with limited results on my end.
Have you ben to Ireland or studied any of its history, language etc>? I have spent about four years taking some degree of classes with ireland's culture encased, including three trips to ireland through school I really cannot wait to move and live there--it is more my home than my home here. (Not sure if my original comment made it to you--I am new at this kind of communication on line-sorry.