Helen Bale

Through Irish Eyes: Giving thanks for a great caregiver

November 2008 — we are halfway through, with Thanksgiving straight ahead. As usual this time of year I try to recognize what I am most thankful for. There are so many things, b ...

Through Irish Eyes: Life is a gift to be enjoyed

Life should be enjoyed, not endured. This I firmly believe, for life itself is a precious gift from God. And when the end of earthly life comes, as it must for us all, we are fort ...

Through Irish Eyes: Living with cat full of surprises

Cats — a television promo tells me they are relaxing to play with, especially for those of us in our golden years. Unfortunately, Oh No!, my resident feline, does not agree, nor ...

Beloved Journal editor emeritus bids readers farewell

Hail and Farewell! This probably will be one of the last columns that I write. I have no fear of death and have a confident faith as a member of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Churc ...

Through Irish Eyes: Animals do the craziest things

Animals — are some smarter than humans, or even smarter than some other animals? Can they predict tragedy? There are differing points of view, of course. Many believe if yo ...

Through Irish Eyes: Adapting to new life on the Oxygen Trail

About a century and a half ago intrepid pioneers battled their way across the plains headed for California, the lure of gold and a new and better life. They took the Overland Tra ...

Through Irish Eyes: Saying farewell to dear friend Bill Wilson

“Give Mom a hug.” This farewell enjoinder to his father by a loving son said it all, epitomizing the deep faith that made Bill Wilson and his family so special to our entire c ...
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