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, becauseĀ 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 restaurantsĀ 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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The Shoreditch Street Art Tour Changed...

30th Oct, 2015

Have you ever spent gobs of time with someone, to the point where you think you know everything about them, but then something happens and you start to see them…

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