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Bringing This Blog Back to Life – on St. Brigid’s Day

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Hello again! Today is February 1st, and according to the Celtic (pagan) calendar, this is the St Brigid’s Day*, also known as the First Day of Spring. So what better time to breathe new life into this labor of love that was so terribly neglected for so long? Where have I been? That is a long story. So many things have happened since the last time I posted, but one of my new year’s resolutions was to start writing again,…

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The Chilean – Irish Connection

Hello!  I know I have neglected this blog, but I am starting to get over the massive bout of writer’s block I have had for the past 5 months.  Needless to say, I have lots of things I want…


Leaving Italy: Photos From My Last Few Days.

It’s been a week since I left Italy and I am taking it surprisingly well.  I thought I was going to be really sad all the time, but I’m actually not.  Just the opposite in fact:  I am happy,…

Expat Life Travelogue

Arrivederci, Florence. A Love Letter.

“What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? – it’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next…