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“The Irish Diaspora: Tales of Emigration, Exile and Imperialism” by Turtle Bunbury; Thames & Hudson (304 pages, $34.95) ——— Ireland’s greatest export was always its people. Some fled famine, violence, or poverty. Others sought love, adventure, or fortune. And Turtle Bunbury’s “The Irish Diaspora: Tales of Emigration, Exile and Imperialism” pays them tribute. The word diaspora comes from Greek ...

Americans who have been cooped up at home, dreaming of vacations, are excited to explore the world again armed with the inoculations that are rolling out here.

As I write this, I'm sitting at my computer on a small enclosed porch in the upstairs of my house. I am, essentially, in the treetops. From the big windows I can watch the ever-busy squirrels, the woodpeckers pounding away at the suet feeder, the upside-down nuthatches hopping up and down the tree trunks. There are rabbit tracks in the snow. Everything I can see is gray, white or brown. I love ...

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"When would you like to schedule your knee replacement surgery?" asked my American doctor before I left for Ireland. I gave him a date that works for me (I'm calling it the result of an old basketball injury, not advancing age). His office scheduled it for that date.

The scientific, moral and theological battle between life as an "endowed unalienable" right and the evolutionary view that we are just material and energy shaped by pure chance in a random universe with no author of life, no purpose for living and no destination after we die has been won in Ireland by the evolutionists.

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