Tag Archives: Ireland

Which Country Has the Best Beer?

Which country has the best beer? Since the brewing process left Egypt, it’s a question that has plagued mankind. But it really comes down to a subjective answer: personal taste. What I like will be drastically different than what someone else prefers. Just ask my buddy, who’d any day choose something hoppy over my wheats. […]

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The Irish Coastline

The dramatic Irish coastline is one of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen. From cliffs to massive boulders to hexagonal columns at the Giant’s Causeway to the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, the place is stunning. And after a number of years, I’ve got a good itch to get back, bounce around the island seeing some sights, […]

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My Favorite Earth Day Photos

In celebration of Earth Day – which is today, in case you weren’t sure – I’d like to share some of my favorite photos from around the globe. Since I’ve been fortunate enough to set foot on all seven continents, I’ll do one for each. In no particular order, here they are – starting with […]

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Northern Ireland’s Giant’s Causeway

North Atlantic waves crashing on the hexagonal columns of Northern Ireland’s Giant’s Causeway.

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America and Americans

John Steinbeck is quickly becoming my favorite author. I abhorred his writing in high school, but have become enraptured with his words since reading Travels with Charley. Every single thing I pick up by Steinbeck is absolute gold, including my latest forray into his work – America and Americans, and Selected Nonfiction. More of Steinbeck’s […]

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The Kingdom by the Sea

A couple of years ago I swore off reading any book by Paul Theroux ever again. Ever. True, he could write like nobody’s business, but his arrogance drove me mad. He never literally spelled it out, but I always got the impression in his other books I’ve read that his adventures were the only way […]

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A Course Called Ireland

I had plenty of time to read with a week off for a holiday break. I definitely kept busy running around doing various family things, but was able to easily find time to read around the madness that encompassed my time off. One of the books I read, A Course Called Ireland: A Long Walk […]

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