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An Irish Experience

A couple of weeks ago, I was observing the firefighters of the Dublin Fire Brigade on one of their ambulances. We had received a call to respond to a young man who had been assaulted. When we arrived at the … Continue reading

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The End of A Chapter

When I sit back and think about my year in Ireland, I have a hard time comprehending what a great experience it is to be a Mitchell Scholar. To begin with, Dublin City University has been a great first stop … Continue reading

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The Irish Spring

I love the Irish spring. DCU is located right next to the blooming Albert College Park and I spend a lot of my free time jogging through the open fields past multicolored roses and young boys playing hurling. During the … Continue reading

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“Oh! The Places You’ll Go”

The other day, I took my camera into the fire station with me because I had not taken any pictures all year with the guys on “D” watch, but then everybody kept asking me if it was my last day. … Continue reading

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A Scattered Traveling Reflection

For the first few weeks in Ireland, I successfully hid my identity as a naval officer through my beard and hair. This was useful because there is a man in my program from Baghdad. Both of us are foreigners on … Continue reading

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A New Home

What can I say that pictures cannot? ¬†They describe family, friends, travel, and experiences that I can never hope to convey in words. Heather and I arrived in Ireland at the beginning of September and have loved every moment of … Continue reading

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Athmhachnamh

I have never truly examined who I am, what I stand for, and in what I believe. My first two months in Ireland have not revealed concrete answers to these questions, but this time has given me the opportunity to … Continue reading

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