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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…

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….

In Bruges (it rhymes with Scrooge, silly Americans)

Well, the 72 hours I spent in Bruges were… (prepare yourself for the 8,000 words that follow this statement) …covered in a lot of confetti. You’ll see what I…

Northern Ireland

The past 48 hours have been a blur of cold hands, breathtaking sights, and laughing until my stomach aches. It was a whirlwind trip of Belfast,  the Dark…

Trauma, Rebellion, and Rain

I ate rice with butter in bed this morning and now my room smells like rice, butter, and sleep. No regrets. This is the first morning I’ve spent…