The Louvre Museum, Paris (Like...

21st Aug, 2013

It’s Wednesday, and I find that I’m still recovering from a weekend full of Bacchanalia spent up in Canada. There was so much … excess. I made so many bad…

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The Unobvious Beauty of The Musée...

23rd Jul, 2013

My husband sees beauty where others do not, and for that, I’m grateful. – When something is aesthetically pleasing but too obvious, too easily attained, he tends to ignore it.…

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Le Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris,...

11th Jul, 2013

– There is no photography allowed inside the upper galleries of le musée de l’Orangerie.

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The Bunker Hill Monument, Charlestown,...

24th Jun, 2013

– I can hear them. Their shrieks and cries reverberate against the stone walls. They are far enough away that their wails are less ear piercing than normal – I…

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Robben Island, South Africa

14th Feb, 2013

– I have a problem with mixing up beauty and goodness. I am fully aware of how bad this is. I mean, I’ve seen Snow White, guys. I get that…

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An Update on The Music Stand, Little...

15th Jan, 2013

– I love the internet. I suppose that’s not the most revelatory statement I’ve ever made. It’s probably up there with “I like cupcakes” and ” OMG TRAVEL IS NEAT-O.”…

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Kilmainham Gaol (Jail), Dublin, Ireland

7th Jan, 2013

– I was talking recently with some friends, and they were telling me about a new phenomenon in the processing of coffee beans. The fad involved coffee cherries that are…

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The Little Museum of Dublin, Ireland

4th Jan, 2013

  – I was recently talking to someone close to me about marriage. She told me about Buddhism, and her husband, and their shared views on infidelity – and how…

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The View from the Hamon Observation...

16th Aug, 2012

– I’m a bargain-hunter. I’d like to think of this as one of my better qualities, instead of, as my husband puts it, “an acute kind of madness.” And granted,…

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