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Ireland: ’tis awful shocking nice (trans: I love it here)

Ireland seems to run on inside jokes, playful self-deprecation, and good-natured resignation to whatever the future may bring.  In other words, I have found Ireland remarkably similar to my upbringing – the casual familiarity, the nod of a head imbued … Continue reading

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Theorizing Ireland

Unfortunately, I must admit that I am not, by my very nature, an optimist. I am instead the cliché “realist.” I worry too much, plan too much, stress too much and think too much for optimism to settle deep within … Continue reading

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