Jul. 25, 2014

Archive for Stories From Abroad

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 [...]

Ask Questions, Break the Rules

Ask Questions, Break the Rules

Posted On: May 18, 2014

I had a plan: I'd start in Prague, then work my way through Eastern Europe, doing my best [...]

Last week in Europe

Last week in Europe

Posted On: April 21, 2014

It’s now officially Monday here in Munich, which means that I’ll be flying back to Washington, D.C. in [...]