Jul. 30, 2014

Archive for Stories From Abroad

On hearing the British speak like Americans

On hearing the British speak like Americans

Posted On: July 28, 2014

The other night, I complimented a woman on her jumpsuit and told her that I love jumpsuits and [...]

Seizing the day in Cambridge

Seizing the day in Cambridge

Posted On: July 28, 2014

A few days before I embarked on the trip, every single family member and friend told me to [...]

Attempted kayaking in Galway

Attempted kayaking in Galway

Posted On: July 17, 2014

A pattern quickly emerged — left, right, spin in a circle, left, right, crash into canal wall. [...]

“Pulling the trigger is hard”

“Pulling the trigger is hard”

Posted On: July 17, 2014

A few days ago I opened Facebook to find that friends in Israel had taken cover in a [...]

Got a free weekend? Jump off a cliff.

Got a free weekend? Jump off a cliff.

Posted On: July 07, 2014

Being blocked on the road by a dozen sheep on the way to jump off cliffs was definitely [...]

Is this the real life, is this just Ireland?

Is this the real life, is this just Ireland?

Posted On: July 07, 2014

I understand now why the people here have such a strong connection to the land. [...]

The Absence at the Table

The Absence at the Table

Posted On: July 07, 2014

Really, we can only guess the answer to the question: “What happened to our grandparents?” [...]

Gone to Galway

Gone to Galway

Posted On: June 25, 2014

“Packing is always a nightmare,” – Stefanie Powers I don’t know who Stefanie Powers is — although Wikipedia [...]

‘He was the only one to survive’

‘He was the only one to survive’

Posted On: June 15, 2014

There is an inscription outside the visitors' center of Yad Vashem, the World Center for Holocaust Research, located [...]

First Thoughts on Israel

First Thoughts on Israel

Posted On: June 01, 2014

Why here? As horrible as it sounds, those were the first words that popped into my head as I [...]