Monthly Archives: September 2014

Ireland Trip: 6–Dublin; Paul and Carly’s Soundtrack

Live in the moment! Many, such as fellow Canadian Eckhart Tolle, remind us that our tendency to dwell too much either in the past or the future is to our detriment, depriving us of the one thing in our lives … Continue reading

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Ireland Trip: 5–Galway, A Different Dance

There’s a comfort in ritual, regardless of the origin. Perhaps it’s the way you fix your morning coffee or maybe it’s in the community-wide response to the death of one of its members.  We can’t afford the cognitive effort to … Continue reading

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Ireland Trip: 4–Cork and Memory, part 3

All our moments are filled with such richness; a wealth that can constantly tapped into; a means for transformation. The senses, should we choose to acknowledge them, surround us with fragments from the current place and time in which we … Continue reading

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Ireland Trip: 4–Cork and Memory, part 2

Drawbridge Street—the birthplace of my Mom. Though she’d been raised in Dublin she’d lived the first three years of her life there, with her birth parents, brothers and sisters. Her oldest brother, Johnnie, who had never really gotten along with … Continue reading

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Ireland Trip: 4–Cork and Memory, part 1

We don’t always realize the extent to which time alters our memories. That which seems so vividly remembered may or may not be an accurate reflection of fact. We all have a wonderful capacity for distilling meaning from the events … Continue reading

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Ireland Trip: 3–Carlow. Carlow!?? …and Kilkenny

“Carlow!??” The taxi driver was incredulous, “why the feck (yes, that’s with an “e”) would you be going there?” We all laughed. Not only are taxi drivers the best source for down to earth tourist information but also they can … Continue reading

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