4 months.

31st Oct, 2012

Sunday was a landmark of sorts, and it passed without me realizing it. That, I suppose, was most significant at all. Sunday was the four-month anniversary of my surgery. At…

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Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe, Dublin,...

30th Oct, 2012

– I was going to write about The Troubles today, but just thinking about doing so after yesterday’s tome on Irish history made my brain hurt. So instead I’m going…

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A Not-So-Brief History of Ireland

29th Oct, 2012

– If my recent posts have seemed more pithy than usual, it is because I am skirting around an issue that I’m not sure I have the blogging chops to…

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The Week: October 26, 2012

26th Oct, 2012

I did not bring my A-game this week. I mean, unless my A-game involves feeling sick and throwing up (for those of you who will inevitably wonder, no, I am…

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The Revenge of Date Night

25th Oct, 2012

(My apologies for the gap in posting. I had intended to get up several blog posts yesterday, but instead I systematically poisoned myself.) – After the fussing and fueding that…

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Made in Belfast Restaurant, Northern...

21st Oct, 2012

– We walked right by Made in Belfast, and didn’t even realize it. “I know exactly where it is,” Rand said confidently, as we walked across a pavement slick with…

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The Week: October 19, 2012

19th Oct, 2012

I am nearly over my cold, but still pouting at the fact that I missed out on meeting my new little nephew, and enjoying some nice California sunshine. So while…

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WTF Weds: European showers, revisited.

17th Oct, 2012

Sometimes my mother will say or do something so strange or utterly clueless, that all I can do is pull her onto my lap (for my mother is very wee…

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We Stay in a Cottage in Ireland. There...

16th Oct, 2012

– Folks, I am ill, ill, ill. I was supposed to leave for California this morning, but changed my ticket last night. It was around that time that my nostrils…

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