Category: Inspiration

Summer Wrap Up

Summer Wrap Up

Since this week signaled the offical end of of summer, I wanted to share a quick wrap up of this glorious summer that we had in the Pacific NW. We were able to go camping, twice! One up to Anacortes, and the other to Salmon la […]

It has been a year, and I still miss my Mom

It has been a year, and I still miss my Mom

  Today is the one-year anniversary of my mother’s passing. I suppose there is a better choice of words to describe this, but I honestly didn’t know what else to say. I miss her, very much. I tear up quite a bit when I think […]

It’s Been Quiet around Here

It’s Been Quiet around Here

I know it has been awhile since I have posted. Not really sure why except maybe I haven’t known what to say, which as my friends and family know, is shocking. This weekend has been quiet. The older boys are gone (one to camp and […]

Goodbye Mother

Goodbye Mother

As many of you know, my mother passed away this past week. I wasn’t sure whether I was going to share this or not, but after getting several requests from friends and family, I figured I would.  Earlier this summer, when we thought we were […]

Irish Mike’s Summer Reading List

Irish Mike’s Summer Reading List

This summer didn’t quite turn out to be what I was expecting. As many of you know, my mother had some severe health challenges (to put it lightly) and I ended up spending a lot more time in my hometown then I was initially hoping […]

The Sand Dollar

Boys and I in Westport WA thanks to Peepa (gramps) and we are going fishing! Got here a little early so decided to play in the water. Big boys played and I combed the beach. Always loved the sand dollar, probably because my mom loved […]

Friday Reflections

Friday Reflections

What a week (and a half)! Thank you to all who have prayed and sent in their support and love to my family. I don’t know where to begin exactly so I will share a few things that were non medical related that brought me […]

My Family in the 70’s – Meet the Fam

My mom is going through a lot right now. In fact, she needs a miracle. I believe in miracles. Let me introduce you to her, circa 1979 (ish). Meet my mom, dad, sister and a mini version of Irish Mike. Thank you for all of […]

What Have you Done? – A Letter to Paula Deen

Monday, June 24, 2013 Dear Paula, What have you done? What do should we do now? You have been beloved for so many years by so many people! People all over this great country have fallen in love with your laugh, your personality, and your […]

Why Cook – Part 2

Why Cook – Part 2

Lately, I have become a huge fan of Michael Pollan and Michael Ruhlman.  Michael Pollan is a writer of such books as The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals and this spring released his latest: Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation (which is […]