Category Archives: Trinity College Dublin

The Journey Begins

I first visited Ireland with my family when I was ten years old. As a young boy who had never left his country, coming from a small isolated family of four, the experience changed my outlook. That visit, I learned … Continue reading

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Sláinte!

Given that this is my last blog post as a Mitchell, it seems essential to do a bit of reflecting. It has truly been quite an incredible year. I’ve couch-surfed with 21 people around the globe, visited 14 new countries, … Continue reading

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Making Work

As a part of our course requirements at The Lir, the MFA directors present a new short piece (scene, devised work, choreography, installation) every week of the first two terms, totaling approximately twenty-four pieces between September and March. This is … Continue reading

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TGIT: Thank God It’s Tuesday!

“Monday you can fall apart, Tuesday, Wednesday break my heart, Thursday doesn’t even start, It’s Friday I’m in love.” — The Cure, from “Friday I’m in Love” (a Ukulele Tuesday favorite) As much as I like a good ol’ fashioned … Continue reading

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Rowing with the DUBC

The picture above perfectly encapsulates my rowing experience – me trying to poke my head above a taller, stronger, and more superior athlete. You can see my wee glasses over a shoulder near the middle. In all seriousness, joining the … Continue reading

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Center Stage

Throughout Ireland and Europe, the first thing I’m usually asked after stating that I’m American is “what do you think about Donald Trump?” I didn’t think much of it at first, but over time I spotted a trend: I was … Continue reading

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One Little Journal

Before I started my Mitchell year in Ireland, I had the incredible opportunity to spend three months wandering around Europe and India. With a backpack and a fledgling sense of independence, I embarked on my little journey to experience a … Continue reading

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Starting Off with a Bang

After nearly ten months of anticipation and excitement, I was finally in my room at Trinity College Dublin. I immediately began to unpack, anxious to get settled and begin this new chapter of my life. In just a few minutes, … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Prisons

I’ve been in South Africa for the past month doing fieldwork for my dissertation. My topic is looking at barriers to implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at the community level. I’m working with colleagues … Continue reading

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Dublin: What To Expect

When I left the United States on my way to Ireland in mid-September 2014, I had no idea what to expect. As an engineer I researched notable sources online and started to piece together just what it would be like … Continue reading

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Reflecting on the year

It is hard to believe that my Mitchell year is already coming to a close. In less than a month I will leave Dublin, enjoy a brief respite in my childhood home in Cincinnati, OH—and then fly to Washington, D.C. … Continue reading

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Acting the Ambassador

As a Mitchell Scholar, one of my responsibilities here in Dublin is to act in an ambassadorial capacity on behalf of America. Thus, a couple of weeks ago, I found myself participating in a debate hosted by the College Historical … Continue reading

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