The Troubles in Ireland: The Beginning

12th Nov, 2012

– After my tome about Irish history, I’ve managed to avoid serious discussion or mention of Irish politics for two whole weeks (I consider this an achievement of sorts. Instead,…

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I voted. And it didn’t really...

8th Nov, 2012

It is nearly midnight, the day after the U.S. elections. The results were not, in my opinion at least, very shocking. Nate Silver correctly predicted how each state would vote –…

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The 10 Commandments of Road Trips

6th Nov, 2012

– Rand and I are currently in Boston; in a few days, we’ll be driving up to New Hampshire for a conference; a few of his colleagues will be making…

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10 Photos from the Island of Ireland

5th Nov, 2012

It seems somewhat politically insensitive (or perhaps merely uninformed) to lump all my photos from our Ireland trip together, especially in light of last Monday’s post. I wondered if I should split…

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The Week: November 2, 2012

2nd Nov, 2012

It’s November. Or Movember for those of you out there growing mustaches in order to raise awareness about men’s health issues. My husband has decided to participate; he won’t be…

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Halloween 2012: Moonrise Kingdom

1st Nov, 2012

It’s November 1st, and like any forward-thinking lunatic, I’m contemplating next year’s Halloween costumes. I only have 364 days to go. We take Halloween rather seriously in our house. My…

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