Monthly Archives: November 2014

Picture Review III

Trim Castle View through the wall and across the river The floor (yes, I took a picture of it.) Part of the wall where some of the original vegetation has started growing back. Some of the flowers were thought to … Continue reading

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Castles And Tombs And Dead Folks, Oh My! Part I

After having successfully procured both boots and a rain jacket, I had stopped in to talk with Mary, a dear lady whose mission in life is to look after the poor bedraggled international students that wash up in Cork. We … Continue reading

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Why I Can Have Kids Or A Professional Life (But Not Both) Part III

“You know,” I ventured, “in some cultures, it isn’t that huge of a deal for a mother to have kids and maintain a job, because children aren’t raised in a nuclear family. The extended family raises the children. In such … Continue reading

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Why I Can Have Kids Or A Professional Life (But Not Both) Part II

My dad nodded. “Well, what would you do instead?” At the moment, I really wish “freeload off of your retirement and hang around reading books and writing until my life suddenly falls into place” was a possible answer. If you … Continue reading

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Why I Can Have Kids Or A Professional Life (But Not Both) Part I

My dad and I went out to coffee last Saturday, and he asked me a question that I have been dreading. “So, do you still want to be an archaeologist?” he said, sipping his coffee and studying me. First of … Continue reading

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Predisposed to Say Yes

Five couples got married this weekend. FIVE. One on Thursday, one on Friday, one Saturday morning, and two Saturday night. I was not invited to any of the weddings, which I was ok with (for the same reason that I’m … Continue reading

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