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have your tea biscuits and eat them too

As I was tumbling from a pier in Howth, I felt as though I had a lifetime to think about feathers. Bird feathers and bowling balls because in a vacuum they fall at the same rate, at the exact same … Continue reading

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Silent “M”s and Silent Nights: an Ode to “oments”

“Where are my international students?” Unable to escape the subsequent prodding and nudging by the giggling sopranos around me, I warily raise my hand. The director turns his attention to it, unfortunately and apparently the only hand in the room. … Continue reading

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Meeting the Road

I used to run in Haiti under a sun made of fire. As I would pass along the road, a flurry of bare feet, brown eyes, and small arms would emerge from the frames of palm-thatched houses. Although their legs … Continue reading

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