Carrots and Sticks

Over on our family blog (TheWilsonsInDublin.com), I’ve started a  series of posts explaining how we got from Ithaca to Ireland. In one of last week’s posts I talked a bit about a very difficult time our family went through from 2007 to 2009. In recounting...

Tourist Season

When our family visited Ireland for the first time 3 years ago, Hannah, Erin & I were stopped on a street in North Dublin by a rather rough looking guy (we tried to ignore him the first time he called us, but he started yelling louder, ‘Hey, come...

Losing a Mentor

There are certain events that happen in life that if they had happened at a different time, would have had a very different impact. In so many ways, timing is everything. In 1988 I was going through an internship to learn more about campus ministry. There was a bunch...

A Random Thursday

It is a random kind of day. Our first guests from NY (Mike & Karley Foster) are here visiting us this week. It’s been great to catch up, show them around the city, and just hang out. Heading up t the Giant’s Causeway tomorrow if all goes according to plan. Got a...

Brain Cramping

I’ve written 3 blogs posts today. I don’t like any of them. One is a bit too emotive. One is a bit too technical (read boring). The other…I don’t really even know what I’m trying to say. I even thought, “hey, do one of your random type posts.” I couldn’t think...