the adventures of an incurable optimist

Month December 2007

Good-time, party-time weather?

New Years Eve, Chicago Style Originally uploaded by crgreene No, I don’t think so either. So I have opted to stay in and watch all three LOTR flicks (extended editions) as my NYE07. I am well supplied with starch, chocolate,… Continue Reading →


Check this out. Pretty cool. Thanks for the tip, HJ.


Well, folks, it’s an historic evening here in the cg household. No, not because I’m at home on a Saturday night; no, I didn’t cook anything special; and, unfortunately I didn’t win buckets of money or wake up to discover… Continue Reading →

A Country Lane

A Country Lane Originally uploaded by crgreene What with all the snow and ice we are getting in the Midwest this week, I thought I bit o’ green might not be out of order. I’ll try and post more later… Continue Reading →

Home again, home again, jiggity jig

And [Samwise Gamgee] went on, and there was yellow light, and fire within; and the evening meal was ready, and he was expected. And Rose drew him in, and set him in his chair, and put little Elanor on his… Continue Reading →

Words to the wise

A few lessons learned on this trip to Ireland while they’re fresh in my mind, as I sit here enjoying the free wireless in the Shannon Airport departures area … Do not on any account forget your travel clock or… Continue Reading →


What is luxury? I begin to think it must be relative. I’m going to stop with the travelogue postings just for the moment and fast forward to something I’ve been mulling over this afternoon. It’s only in the last couple… Continue Reading →

How slow?

How slow? Originally uploaded by crgreene I love this! I was so glad I got to go back on foot and document. A lot of information is made available via the pavement. I saw one series, rather like the Burma… Continue Reading →

the Tig Coili

the tig coiliOriginally uploaded by Brian Douglas The guy who took this fancied up the color a bit, but it is bright red. You can see Taaffe’s there in the center right of the background.


On Sunday afternoon, following my chat with the singular garbageman (doesn’t that sound like a Sherlock Holmes story? ‘The Case of the Singular Garbageman’), I walked along to the Cathedral and past there to the University of Galway, then back… Continue Reading →

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