Monthly Archives: June 2016

Picture Review IX

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In Which I Haul My Family Around The Ring of Kerry

We set off from the Park and began moving around the ring of Kerry. We were heading toward Valentia Island, which is near where most set off to go to Skellig (also where they sell lots of “Skellig Wars” T-shirts … Continue reading

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Killarney National Park, Round 2

Now that everyone was finally in town (so me, parents, and the aunties), we packed off to do some traveling of our own. One of our first stops was Killarney National Park, which, as one of my favorite places to … Continue reading

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Picture Review VIII

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Ireland’s Crucible: The Tale of Brigid Cleary

Since I first came to Ireland, I have seen about a half dozen different theaters do a version of The Tale of Brigid Cleary. Up until my recent studying, I have not known what, exactly, that particular play was, and … Continue reading

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Some Notes On Medicinal Herbs, Folklore, And Dead Folk

I feel that, after talking about herbal medicine and how it helps our house run, it might be worthwhile to take a turn to some of my reading and talk about some of herbal medicine’s history (and why it is … Continue reading

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In Which I Did Far Too Much Traveling

In the last three days, I’ve driven for about 15 hours, and then spent the rest of the time on my feet (which is also why there was no post on Monday). In short…. We will return to our regularly scheduled … Continue reading

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In Which My Flatmates Get Sick (Or, Just Call me Glinda)

My herbal reading did not, of course, begin this week. It started a long, long, long, time ago–actually, before I learned how to read. My mother, when I was little, would repeat a litany of things as she cooked, shopped, … Continue reading

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In Which I Debate Buying New Books

A long time ago, when I first arrived here, I arrived with a puny three books (my Bible, a second Bible in modern French, and Sun Tzu’s Art of War). In my first few days in town, I went to … Continue reading

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In Which My Parents Learn About “Scrapes”

When I first arrived in Europe, I was very concerned at the fact that I would have no car. Simply put, I had always lived in a place where getting around without a car is impossible. Thus, the idea of … Continue reading

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