Wash Our Feet, Mike Pence

If I knew where the picture from my sixth grade field trip to Washington, D.C. was, Mike Pence’s name scribbled across the bottom by his busty intern, I’d…

21 Years to Be Grateful For

My 21st birthday was not at all how I imagined it would be when I was 15 years old. There was no big dinner at a fairly upscale…

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Dublin: Where (Bladder) Confidence is Reborn

For all the times I felt trapped in between the Georgian houses, wanting to be somewhere warmer, somewhere closer to home, somewhere easier, you gave me something Dublin….

Tripping All the Way to Wonderland

I was strolling along a grassy knoll in Dublin’s St. Stephen’s Green when out of nowhere, a cat ran across my path. I tried to side-step away, trying…

London: the Crazy Cat Lady Saga

If I had to describe my experience in London via song lyrics, it would have to be  British pop star Lily Allen’s “Nan You’re a Window Shopper.” “Get…

Seth and Sarah in Dublin: a Britney Spears Experience

It’s been a whirlwind since Easter, when my brother Seth arrived by taxi in Dublin on the most important day in Irish history in recent memory: the 100th…

Ben Lander Takes Dumb Photos in Italy

“I know it’s going to be some bullshit” – Ben Lander, toilet paper hero and winner of Spring Break 2016 Spring break 2016 is a wrap, folks. Time…

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Traditional Irish Dancing and Dublin’s Finest

Friday started out strange, leveled out into a semblance of normalcy, and then broke the weirdness scales. I remember telling Abbie as we were walking down the street…

What I’ve Learned From Volunteering in Ireland (so far)

The featured image of this post is a drawing by friend and non-artist Ben Lander, and it depicts yours truly as the Mountain Queen. This picture isn’t exactly…

Bog Bodies, Famine Ships, and Ireland’s Oldest Library

It’s been a busy week since I got back from Bruges. On Tuesday, I volunteered with Solas, an organization that helps at-risk Ireland youth, for the second time….