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January 2007 Reflection

As I look back over the past two months, I can divide the time pretty neatly into two categories of activity: traveling and studying. In November I took two trips to Dublin. The first was with my fellow MA students … Continue reading

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November 2006 Reflections

Two months ago I arrived in Derry, Northern Ireland, with a mixture of excitement and ambivalence. Excitement generated by the prospect of exploring a new place while studying a subject that its inhabitants had lived for the past 35+ years: … Continue reading

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June 2006 Reflection

Leo concluded his pub song with the loud closing of the accordion, signaling the request for applause from patrons of his Donegal tavern. We were happy to oblige: it was not every night – well, actually, it was not any … Continue reading

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June 2006 Reflection

In the months before I left for Northern Ireland, I tried my best to deflect any questions about my post-Ireland life. What’s next in store for you, Carie? Any ideas where you’ll be next September? I shrugged the questions off, … Continue reading

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March 2006 Reflection

Hello again–It’s hard to believe that it has been almost six months since I first arrived in Derry! The last two months have been particularly eventful. In mid-February I used part of my USIT stipend to meet three friends from … Continue reading

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March 2006 Reflection

Sitting down to write this reflection, it’s hard to believe that more than six months have passed since my plane touched down in Derry. Somewhere in my luggage, now safely tucked under my bed, I’m sure there must be a … Continue reading

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January 2006 Reflection

As our tour bus rounded the corner toward the statue of Daniel O’Connell, three months of Irish history classes began to rear their head. “Do you see that?” I asked as I pointed out the window. My boyfriend, just arrived … Continue reading

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January 2006 Reflection

Happy New Year to you! I am just returning from spending the holidays at home, and preparing for my first semester finals this coming week at Magee. There has been plenty of good craic since November–shortly after my first journal … Continue reading

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November 2005 Reflection

Welcome to my Mitchell Journal! This is a brief documentation of my first-ever experiences east of Maine, and the North and South of Ireland. From the moment that Carie Windham and I set down in Derry/Londonderry Airport, I have noticed … Continue reading

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November 2005 Reflection

As I leaned across the counter of a dimly lit police station six months ago and ticked off the contents of my stolen bag, I couldn’t help but think that my travel days were cursed. “How am I ever going … Continue reading

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May 2005 Reflection

Comme ca va? Ca va? As for me, I am doing great. I just got back from a class field trip in Leuven, Belgium. I think I put on ten pounds. If anyone travels to Leuven, I wholeheartedly recommend the … Continue reading

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March 2005 Reflection

I’m back!! As I sit down to write this journal entry, I am amazed at how much time has passed since I first arrived on this island. Northern Ireland has affected me in more ways that I can conceive. This … Continue reading

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