dave in the shack
Writing from a small place in a changing world
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
I woke up early December 10 th to a dark twelve-degree morning. Before my thoughts turned to the present, I remembered how bright the mo...
Monday, December 23, 2019
Santa at the Lodi
I dropped into the Lodi Tap House in Utica on Saturday, the winter solstice, and grabbed a stool at the bar. It was crowded. Lodi’s use...
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
On Black Friday I worked with a small business owner who was closed for the day. While we worked, I also interviewed her. She was gearin...
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Learning from Mistakes
After being in Chicago for three days over Thanksgiving, and lazing around in the house for two more, I returned to the shack Monday morning...
Thursday, November 14, 2019
The Road to Belfast
Tooling around Ireland is not like traveling in the States. Distance is abbreviated. You can drive from coast to coast, from way south C...
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Tales from Donegal
I was told a powerful family story from the past by a man living in Ireland. It helped me understand the Ireland of my ancestors, and how...
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