Oregon, Ireland, and Boobies.

My grandmother says I still haven’t learned life’s lesson in patience, and that’s why my carefully drawn up plans never work out. In Spring 2015 I’d been obsessively organizing our move to Ireland for the summer. After 6 years country-hopping we were supposed to be “settling down,” or something to …

Irish Government

Intro to Irish government

For most Americans, government is simple. We elect a president (shhh let’s forget about the Electoral College for a minute), and that president …

More Books and Less Beer

Sligo Central Library is housed in a converted Methodist church on Stephen’s street and has a section of “adult DVDs” next to …

The 2016 Election

Before you think I’m going to give you my two cents on the Trump debacle going down in my homeland, I’ll let …

Way Out West

Whenever people ask me where in Ireland I’m living, I’m at a loss for a satisfactory answer. See, I find myself in the …

Bees and Flying

I have a phobia of only two things: bees and flying. In life, the bees aren’t too big of an obstacle. I …