03/16/20 – Everybody was?


 St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day this year will be a bit different for many of us without some of the parades, foot races and a little less partying. 

I believe next year will be much better.


A Dark History: Celts

By Martin J. Dougherty

Since St. Patrick’s Day is this coming week, I thought perhaps a book on the Celts may be appropriate. Oh, and it has lots and lots of pictures.


Invasion of thel Grocery Snatchers

This is playing at your local market


This song is just so much fun, I don’t think it will ever get old.


By Village People


Jewelry as Art


Saint Patrick

Stained glass window of St. Patrick from Saint Patrick Catholic Church, Junction City, Ohio

Saint Patrick was a fifth-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland [and ] is the primary patron saint of Ireland.

Early medieval tradition credits him [ ] as the founder of Christianity in Ireland, converting a society practicing a form of Celtic polytheism. He has been generally so regarded ever since, despite evidence of some earlier Christian presence in Ireland.

According to Patrick’s autobiographical account, known as the Confessio, when he was about sixteen years old, he was captured by Irish pirates from his home in Britain and taken as a slave to Ireland, looking after animals; by his account, he lived there for six years before escaping and returning to his family in Britain, where he became a cleric.

Patrick eventually returned to Ireland, probably settling in the west of the island, where, in later life, he became a bishop and ordained subordinate clerics.

Saint Patrick’s Day is observed on 17 March, the supposed date of his death. It is celebrated inside and outside Ireland. (Source: Wikipedia)









Are you carrying some unnecessary weight?
Yes, a little  50%  (10 votes) 
No  25%  (5 votes) 
Yes, more than a little  15%  (3 votes) 
Yes, a whole lot  10%  (2 votes) 
Total Votes: 20
Were you aware of Marcus Aurelius before today?
Yes  42.11%  (8 votes) 
No  42.11%  (8 votes) 
Yes, and I have read some of his writings  15.78%  (3 votes


Total Votes: 19
Regarding the CNN series, “The Windsors”:
I have not watched any episodes, but would like to watch  47.37%  (9 votes) 
I have watched an episode and liked it  31.58%  (6 votes) 
I have not watched any episodes, nor do I wish to watch any  21.05%  (4 votes) 
I have watched an episode and did not like it  0%  (0 votes) 
Total Votes: 19
Regarding the film “Emma”
I did not see it and I am not interested in seeing it  42.86%  (6 votes) 
I did not see it, but I plan to see it  28.57%  (4 votes) 
I saw it and I liked it  21.43%  (3 votes) 
I saw it and I did not like it.  7.14%  (1 votes


Total Votes: 14


If you have ever been curious about this book, the Kindle version of this book has now been reduced to $1.00 and the paperback version has been reduced to $10.00

However, I must warn you that this book will not change your life, 

only you can do that.

20 thoughts on “03/16/20 – Everybody was?

    • I checked a few other sources, which confirmed the slave story. However, other than Saint Patrick’s own words in the Confessio, there isn’t a lot of confirmation information. I did find that it wasn’t an uncommon event during that period of history. So, it seems likely to be true.

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  1. Thanks Bill for yet another entertaining blog. The grocery snatchers going on now at your local stores was funny, Unfortunately true. I haven’t seen the YMCA music video in a long time. That’s one of the songs they play at my water aerobics class. Has a good beat. I also liked the can’t change him joke. No cases of the corona vitus here yet. All the stores here are out of toilet paper and water. People are crazy, Stay safe and remember wash, sanitize and wash again.

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    • Thank you Darlene for your encouraging comment. I’ve heard that the YMCA song is used in a lot of aerobic classes. I think there was a lot of truth in that “can’t change him” joke.


  2. What a welcome post! You have a great sense of humor and we sure can use it now! People need to keep a perspective on life. I am 78 and born at the beginning of WWII, so I have lived through and been through a lot of things and here I am still standing, learning new things, etc. Currently reading and studying Robert Gallo, M.D.: Virus Hunting Aids, Cancer, & the Human Retrovirus: A Story of Scientific Discovery. My interests these days run along the lines of science, laws and human rights and criminal justice, one of my degrees. Robert Gallo is an award-winning scientist who notes in his book that viruses have been around since the beginning of time. Scientists in early times had no way to even study them properly, though archaeological evidence has since shown that they did exist in prehistoric times. I bought my copy at a thrift store; it was written in 199.

    I also learned recently on PBS that Castro was very interested in science and particular medicine and started a cancer research center in Cuba. He was an attorney before he became a leader. Too bad the U.S. was so paranoid about him. We have missed so many opportunities to work with other countries for the same reasons. I hope the day when we will get over this, but then I also hope that one day the people of the U.S. will stop trying to blame any particular party for everything that is going on with CV-19. No man (or woman) is an island, particularly in the government, and I am not defending either party. Over the years, I have seen a huge change in the nature of the government, and to me, the idea of a government for, by, and of the government is long gone. Thank you kindly for your excellent post. The world needs you for sure.

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    • And thank you very much Anne for your outstanding comment. You have had a long and impressive life, having made good use of those years in gaining a great deal of wisdom. I wish you many more years.


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