Monthly Archives: July 2011

Suddenly Ethnic

When we left the United States there were no tears on takeoff, and no sudden feeling of not belonging.  But, during our first few days in Dublin, something wonderful did happen. No, it wasn’t an “Oh my God, it’s full … Continue reading

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Of Icebergs, Pet Urine, and Mile High Bourbon – A Few Thoughts On Leaving the United States

Nothing comes off exactly as planned.  But, now, a week after the fact, I can safely say that departure from Bloomington, Chicago, and the United States went about as smoothly as could be expected. Sitting in the gate area waiting … Continue reading

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The Clothes On Our Backs: Final Choices About Stuff

We’ve lost our minds.  Entering the home stretch, we’ve gone absolutely stupid insane.  Our final week is a maze of meals with great people, selling little bits of our lives, one car (or sideboard) at a time.  But through it … Continue reading

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