Author Archives: Jonathan Poole (University College Cork)

Rough Transitions

The form that sat lifeless on my computer screen still managed to mock me in some subtle way. It symbolized the inevitable passing of time and the arrival of new things. My year in Ireland is coming to a close … Continue reading

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Looking for Answers

Studying foreign policy and diplomacy as an American in a foreign country is complicated enough. Add in the minor detail that I am in the Navy and it becomes a whole new ballgame. For a lot of my classmates, I … Continue reading

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Crying Over Fictional Triumphs in Democracy

I have a confession to make. Okay‚Ķ I often cry when I watch the West Wing. Well, not so much cry, it is more the feeling you get when you have something in both of your eyes. I am such … Continue reading

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Irish Time

As a creature of habit and an officer in the Navy, I love having schedules and packing them to the seams. My first two months in Ireland challenged all of my instincts. For four years, my life was segmented into … Continue reading

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