Tag Archives: Ireland

Self-taught Scholar Who Changed the World

Math is hard. Life is hard. Get over it. – a favorite tee shirt I follow mathematical principles pretty well for a non-math major, and particularly enjoyed one undergraduate class titled “Physics for Poets.” But I cannot imagine how someone … Continue reading

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What Are Your Dream Destinations?

Actually, I was the seventh private explorer but the first Canadian ‘space clown.’ I never dreamed of going into space; I just dreamed of traveling. But I admit that space is an incredible destination and the absolute traveling experience. — … Continue reading

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Movies to Take You Away

As the nights get longer and people look for cheap entertainment at home, more and more of us will be escaping to other worlds through movies. As an inveterate encourager of travel, I must ask you: which movies have left … Continue reading

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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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