Thursday, March 17, 2022


The word leprechaun comes from the Irish “leipreachán" or "lucharachán” which comes from the Middle Irish "luchrapán, lupra(c)cán,” which is originally from the Old Irish ”lúchorp(án)” meaning "small body."  Leprechauns are (if you believe in them) shoemakers, albeit tiny ones.

They are often mischievous creatures who spend their time making shoes or hiding away their coins in hidden pots of gold at the end of rainbows. Leprechauns may grant wishes to humans who capture them. Try as I might, I can never find any.  Time for a trip to Ireland...

HAPPY SAINT PATRICK'S DAY!  (the sign reads 'buckles changed/heels changed').


  Just noticed this mural on a nearby street where I don't usually walk. Looks freshly done. On the upper right it reads "Street He...