La Ciudad de Las Artes y Ciencias,...

19th Jul, 2016

  I’ve tried to write about La Ciudad de las Artes y Ciencias (The City of Arts and Sciences) before. It’s a rather remarkable collection of buildings (an aquarium, a science…

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The Demise of Busky Chow Chow: Why I...

16th Jun, 2016

  Note: I started working on this post a while ago. I delayed publishing it, because it’s about laughing in a cemetery, and the empty void where my heart should be…

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Powerscourt Gardens, Wicklow, Ireland

6th Jun, 2016

Our last trip to Europe took us to Wicklow, just outside of Dublin, for a few days (before we skipped off to Spain on a rather terrifying Ryan Air flight…

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OSF 2016 Season Review: Yeomen of the...

23rd Mar, 2016

Let me begin with a disclaimer of sorts. For the last seven years on this blog, I have staunchly avoided accepting free trips, tickets, passes, gifts, upgrades, hotel stays, or…

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The Duke Lemur Center, Durham, North...

7th Mar, 2016

It’s the first Monday in March of a leap year – you know that means, right? IT’S OMFG I LOVE LEMURS DAY. (Note: OMFG I LOVE LEMURS DAY is something…

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Stratford-upon-Avon: Visiting...

8th Feb, 2016

I nearly forgot to tell you about the pilgrimage we made last summer to Stratford-upon-Avon: the home of that great Bard, of the man who wrote the sonnets and plays…

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Ballycarbery Castle, County Kerry,...

28th Dec, 2015

The thing about Ireland – and Europe in general, really – is that there are castles all over the damn place. They’re sort of like Red Lobster restaurants in America. Everyone’s…

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The Cliffs of Moher (aka, The Cliffs of...

18th Nov, 2015

  Every now and then, it’s nice to be indulged. I don’t mean all the time – like my nightly requests that we have orange flavored Hostess cupcakes for dinner…

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Tower Bridge Exhibition, London

3rd Nov, 2015

Prior to my most recent trip to London, the only thing I knew about Tower Bridge was this: In 1967, an American named Robert McCullough bought London Bridge, dismantled it,…

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