Monthly Archives: May 2016

How To Prepare Fried Brain: Final Exam for Bones

There is an interesting point in studying where one has to think about the most basic things (like, how do I spell my name?) but the most complicated things just seem to flow out of you (like, oh, yeah, I can … Continue reading

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In Which Mary Makes Us Take A Trip To Killarney National Park

Mary is just about the best woman a person can imagine. She’s a gentle soul, but at the same time, she can turn into a bit of a lioness. She loves working with international students and, if she feels any … Continue reading

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In Which I Give Up And Buy A New Calendar

I disdain how most calendars are set up. First off, there is this tiny problem of nearly all scholastic calendars being 18 month calendars, so that when you run out of space, you have to use a calendar that begins … Continue reading

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In Which I Discover The Basement Of The Library

After having spent most of my time focusing on bones, and not yet being finished with that particular course of study or my time in the lab, another one of my professors, who I had just started studying old Irish … Continue reading

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In Which My Parents Go Off To Do Their Own Things (And I Get Overwhelmed By Bones)

After our research jaunt up to Ballina and Killaloe, my parents dropped me off in Cork, then went off to places unknown. They probably told me where they went, but, due to the fact that my skull course is coming … Continue reading

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In Which We Discover An Australian at Derg House

While we were officially staying in Ballina, Ballina has a twin town across the water, called Killaloe. The two were so close that, unless you knew they were different, one would naturally assume they were the same place. Looking out … Continue reading

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In Which We Drive Up A Mountain: Finding John Tully’s Home

On our last day in Ballina our host at Whitehorn did something I had never expected (and which I have never had happen before or since). After having talked with us about mum’s research extensively, she had apparently noted down … Continue reading

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From One Coffeeshop Writer to Another: Mir Published Paper Crowns While I Wasn’t Looking

As I have been lounging around playing with bones and doodling in coffee shops, a dear friend of mine has been hard at work, writing. As I greatly enjoy reading her works (and more or less making snarky comments in … Continue reading

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The Rocky Road To Ballina

After my parents had done a variety of traveling around on their own, and I had trudged through another week of labs, we reunited to take a trip up to Ballina in Co. Tipperary (NOT the one in Mayo, which … Continue reading

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