Monthly Archives: September 2012

Postcards from Ireland

Growing up in central Illinois with bituminous coal strip mines all around, I learned about peat in school but just couldn’t figure out what it could be like. I knew it was a less ‘evolved’ form of carbon fuel than … Continue reading

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From the Clancy Brothers to the Cranberries

When you hear the phrase Irish music, what do you think of? The first response for many is some part of the Celtic traditional music catalog. While I was in Ireland recently I had a chance to think and talk … Continue reading

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What Kind of Traveler Are You?

Planning a trip for one traveler presents its challenges. Planning for a group of people with mixed preferences and energy levels compounds those challenges in multiple ways. Some families and friends almost never travel together because they cannot agree on … Continue reading

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