Monthly Archives: August 2011

i heart guidebooks

I have a serious book problem.  They seem to breed in the isolated corners of my house.  My kindle has helped the accumulation considerably, until Ireland.  I have visited at least 4 bookshops since arriving, and have purchased 6 titles: … Continue reading

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Perils of the Emerald Isle

Part I The plane landed in Dublin before six o’clock and, though I paid extra for an early check-in at nine am, we still had time to kill before we could nap.  Jared wanted coffee, so we set off on … Continue reading

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three days in haiku

GLASNEVIN ben brun’s pub was grand good food and company, too i stepped in dog crap KILKENNY awful, rip off lunch mitigated by castle backed by pink roses KELLS unexpected find at my namesake, mullin’s mill summer festival surrounded by … Continue reading

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off to Ireland

In just a few days I will be leaving for Ireland.  I was awarded a Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship to travel and write for three weeks.  I will update this blog with my adventures during this trip, and possibly continue … Continue reading

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