Monthly Archives: October 2011

5 ingredients for a proper Irish Hallowe’en

While St. Patrick’s Day may be touted as the main Irish event of the year in New York, to me, Hallowe’en remains the most Irish of festivals. But the way it is celebrated here is so far removed from the … Continue reading

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Snowflakes and Fireswamps

You can have an adventure just about anywhere, even if you’re not looking for it. Today I went for a walk in the park and ended up in my very own version of The Princess Bride; not the kissing part, … Continue reading

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The very best snowfall

The very best snowfall happens during the middle of the night. I know this for a fact as I used to have my very own snow alarm, in the form of a 75 pound bundle of joy called Major, a … Continue reading

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Ferryland

Once upon a time, long, long before airfare wars, in a place they call the Emerald Isle, the only affordable way to reach that mythical land called overseas was to take a ferry. I have lost track of the number … Continue reading

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Possibility

Totally stolen from my previous post, Surprise bamboo forest, but this photo speaks to me of boundless possibility, of wonder hiding just a little further along the road.

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Surprise bamboo forest

Let’s face it, bamboo forests are cool. There’s something about the majestic height and noble bearing that inspires a sense of reverence. In Chinese philosophy the straight stems symbolise the path to enlightenment; some Shinto shrines in Japan are surrounded … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Street drumbeats & images

Occupy Wall Street musicians drumming in the night at Zuccotti Park:  

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Sleepy Hollow by mistake

Don’t you just love it when things don’t go to plan? I decided to venture into upstate New York to visit the Rockefeller State Park Preserve today. You take the Metro North Hudson Line from Grand Central Station, and if … Continue reading

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Continental drifting

I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs … Continue reading

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