Rounding a Corner in Dublin …

17th Dec, 2012

Walking down a crowded street on a rainy night in Dublin, we heard the distinct sounds of people watching an outdoor movie. I can’t specifically say what the noises were…

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WTF Weds: The Belfast Peace Walls

14th Nov, 2012

– Usually, my WTF Wednesdays are not serious. They have to do with the many odd things I’ve encountered while traveling: inscrutable showers, another passenger’s toes in my personal space,…

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The Troubles in Northern Ireland,...

13th Nov, 2012

If you are just popping into my blog, welcome! I am currently in the midst of trying to recap Irish history from, oh, about the 1600s until modern day. It…

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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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10 Photos from the Island of Ireland

5th Nov, 2012

It seems somewhat politically insensitive (orĀ perhaps merely uninformed) to lumpĀ 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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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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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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Familiar Faces in Ireland

10th Oct, 2012

I realize that one of the most important parts of travel is embracing the unknown. We travel to strange lands and discover what is different and foreign to us, and…

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Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

8th Oct, 2012

– While we were in Northern Ireland, I decided that we needed to visit the Giant’s Causeway despite not really knowing what it was. When Rand asked, I replied with…

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