Margaret River beach.

Margaret River, You Had Me at Hello

Australia’s Anzac holiday weekend is coming to a close. The annual celebration reminded me of my trip to Margaret River, Western Australia, a gorgeous and wild place filled with wine and relaxation. Here are some reflections on my journey down under. On the journey to Margaret River, three hours South of Perth by car, I…

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The Challenging Experiences of our Hungry Neighbors

This article was published in the April 2015 issue of the Irish American News under the “Guilty Pleasures” column. During Lent, it’s common for people to give up guilty pleasures like chocolate or wine. But for one out of seven northern Illinois residents, guilty pleasures are not an option because even a regular meal is not…