Monthly Archives: January 2012

Bells and trolleys

I had a birthday recently and I didn’t want to spend it doing the same old same old in New York City. I yearned to go somewhere I’d never been before. The only problem was, after my December travel extravaganza … Continue reading

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Dublin canals and bronzes

Dublin is home to two canals that connect to the Shannon river. On the northside, the Royal Canal, and on the southside, the Grand Canal. They’re both steeped in history – work on the Grand Canal began back in the … Continue reading

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Liffey walk

It’s funny how the geography of a place can change in your mind. As a kid, the Phoenix Park always seemed entirely remote and inaccessible. In reality, it is a pleasant walk along the Quays on the north side of … Continue reading

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The Spike and other Dublin meeting places

I must confess a slight obsession with The Spire of Dublin (officially The Monument of Light – An Túr Solais) that stands in the middle of O’Connell Street, where Nelson’s Pillar used to stand in the days before I was … Continue reading

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New New Year’s Resolutions

No, the title isn’t a typo. New Year is traditionally the time to make changes, and the first things I want to change are my New Year’s resolutions. The most popular resolutions seem to involve losing weight, giving up a … Continue reading

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NYC Fireworks and the Big Bang

In New York in time for New Year’s. The plan was to go to a party overlooking Times Square to watch the ball drop, but my flu had other plans, which involved watching the Big Bang Theory marathon on television … Continue reading

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