Category Archives: Travel

6 Months in Galway (part 1)

So… it’s been awhile. Blame Twitter; a travelogue feels a bit silly when I can record each event, as it happens. Also, I haven’t been traveling, I’ve been working. Take the day of my last blog post. What was I … Continue reading

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Irish Immigration

“If you ever come back to Ireland, I won’t accept this crap again.” The fact that this was the most hopeful (and productive) time in my four weeks of acquiring my Irish green card, has given me a bit of … Continue reading

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An American in Galway

“He doesn’t sound American.”           Micah: 1           Random club goer: 0 One of the most exciting things about traveling is the ability to reinvent yourself. Of course, it helps to look slightly european and be able to turn on a non-descript … Continue reading

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Galway Arrival and the Semantic Web

Sunny day in Galway, Praise the Lord! Great skies for a great start to the next six months. Yesterday, not so much… Hours after arrival, amid dreary skies and misty air, I had my first embarrassing American moment in the … Continue reading

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On Baptist conversion and other things not to attempt at 40,000 feet

“Praise the Lord!” my Born-Again neighbor exclaimed when I told him the Hebrew pronunciation of my name was based on my Jewish heritage. “This is gonna be a long flight” I thought back. In my attempt to stay mensch-like to … Continue reading

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