Thanksgiving…sort of.

Thanksgiving…sort of.

As you probably know, while this Thursday is a pretty big holiday in the States…here in Ireland it is just a regular day. Since Liz and I were married, we have spent nearly every Thanksgiving in Western NY with my family. Last year was our first Thanksgiving in...
Day in Dublin

Day in Dublin

Last week Liz and I began something we’d talked about for a while, but had a difficult time getting started. While I am still looking for a job in Dublin, and we are still putting time and effort into fund-raising, the fact is our schedule has some flexibility....
Your Last Chance for 1000 Years

Your Last Chance for 1000 Years

I mentioned it in this month’s newsletter, but wanted to add it here for those of you who are not subscribed yet. This Easter (April 20th) is a huge anniversary in Ireland…specifically in Clontarf. On Good Friday 1014, (yeah, that’ be 1000 years ago), the High King of...
I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead

I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead

I’m having trouble sleeping. During my last year or two in Ithaca I had my first real bout of insomnia. Not a ‘days without sleep’ insomnia…not even a ‘I can’t get to sleep,’ insomnia. It was more of a go to bed at 10 pm,...
No Parking

No Parking

We like our new neighbourhood. We have already met more of our neighbours here than we did in a year up in Raheny (more of a statement about the layout of our previous estate, and that our house was a bit tucked away, than about Raheny). Every encounter we’ve...
Our Journey – (Part 10) – Going Public

Our Journey – (Part 10) – Going Public

(This is post in a 10 part series of posts detailing the events leading up to our move from Ithaca to Dublin. You can read the whole series here) One of the hardest things about living in Ithaca is having to constantly say good-bye to friends. Students come for 4...