Saturday, September 21, 2019

The Hungry Tree, Dublin, Ireland

There is a tree that sits in the grounds of The Kings Inn in Dublin, Ireland. It has partially engulfed a park bench. It’s known as The Hungry Tree. I’ve always wondered how this came about. In my imagination it was some kind of industrial dispute, where nether the greens keeper or the arborist felt it was their job to  move the bench. I am open to suggestions anyone may have.





Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The Dead Zoo, NYC, Museum of Natural History

I have fond memories of visiting the Natural History Museum in Ireland when I was a child. We jokingly called it The Dead Zoo. The AMNH on Central Park West is huge and is pretty close to being a zoo. 
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Monday, September 16, 2019

Mikes Miscellaneous Monday’s 9-16-19

I  am about as unreligious as it is possible to be. But while my nieces were visiting from out of town recently I took them to St Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC. It is an absolutely beautiful building, inside and out. https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1InzrbJcIN4Gx6azYQPvdCyS12R_OQqyDhttps://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1ZGqLbbjC4FYnqR5UdykBhW_U-rqbHxqNhttps://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=19HrMhaSVcM6ase_FECmAc30PjlzEF4Hthttps://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1v3xgCv23VVocq8YmkcrbgpCxf4S-S_qH

Sunday, September 15, 2019

A Few Of my Favorite Things


I just wanted to share a  few things I've found around the web recently that I've found interesting and enjoyable. I was planning on using this as a way to inspire me to post more frequently.


This Mexican street/ beach food looks seriously delicious.

This Fish on a Stick Might Be the Best Beach Snack in Mexico

Pescado embarazado translates to pregnant fish but actually refers to the grilled fish skewers of Nayarit, Mexico. Here's the full backstory and recipe.
Author Amanda Little explains why high-nutrient, high-flavor crops are the most likely to suffer in a less predictable environment. Amanda Little is the author of the new book The Fate of Food: What We'll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World.

The Most Delicious Foods Will Fall Victim to Climate Change

Author Amanda Little explains why high-nutrient, high-flavor crops are the most likely to suffer in a less predictable environment. Amanda Little is the author of the new book The Fate of Food: What We'll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World.

The Pogues are my favorite band of all time. The lead singer Shane McGowan's song writing is very underrated. I think he's a poet. Ireland's top rated chat show recently hosted another Irish great, Sinead O'Connor. She did a cover of one of my favorite songs