Blowin’ In: A Tale for Christmas

By Sue Mangan As the sun dipped behind the rolling hills of McCracken’s fields, Petey and Paddy Corrigan walked slowly home. Night fell early in late November, but the twins […]

Blowin’ In: All Paths Lead to Home

Join Sue Mangan on a reflective journey through Ireland’s landscapes and her home in rural Indiana. Delve into the beauty of familiar paths, changing seasons, and the essence of home. Explore the interconnectedness of nature, family, and self, embracing the profound wisdom hidden in the ordinary.

Blowin’ In: Phantoms

In “Blowin’ In: Phantoms” by Sue Mangan, the article delves into the subtle and mystical connections between the past and present. It explores the presence of “phantoms” in our lives, connecting us to history and experiences. Mangan draws inspiration from William Butler Yeats and his fascination with the invisible world, emphasizing the interconnectedness of our experiences, no matter the passage of time.

Blowin’ In: Blackberry Season Redux

As summer transitions to autumn, the author reflects on the changing season, blackberry picking, and the passage of time. Memories of loved ones, travel adventures, and the circle of life blend in this heartfelt piece.

Blowin’ In: Hidden Within the Trees

By Sue Mangan Fairytales, myths, and legends have always captured the attention of both the young and old. It is curious how these tales spark both fear and comfort. Campfires […]

Blowin’ In: – Tasting the Sea

Blowin’ In: Tasting the Sea By Susan Mangan InishturkOur cousin lives and works on the beautiful island of Inishturk. Her husband is a lobsterman. Jokingly, I asked if he could […]

Blowin’ In: And the Award Goes to …

Blowin’ In: and the Award Goes to . . . By Susan Mangan With two Irish movies, multiple Irish actors, and talent across a plethora of film categories nominated for […]

Blowin’ In: Travel Wonder

    Blowin’ In: Wonder By Susan Mangan When all the others were away at Mass I was all hers as we peeled potatoes. They broke the silence, let fall […]

Blowin’ In: Stargazing

  Blowin’ In: Stargazing By Susan Mangan Paint at night those stars in a frosty sky, one brighter than another. Sirius, Orion, Great Bear accustom eyes to deepest pitch that […]