Mea Culpa, Ireland

When I was a teacher my most effective tone of voice could be found somewhere between monotonous nag and screeching harangue. And my favorite verbal floggings came with phrases like “get a second set of eyes,” “take another look,” and “reread it…again.” A student once insisted that if he heard me say any of those […]

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Where The Hell Are My Ruby Slippers?

Several months ago, as my family and I planned our vacation to Ireland, my excitement built steadily in anticipation of all the wonderful things we would see and do. But, mostly, I couldn’t wait to dive into the Irish food and wine scene that I’d read so much about, a cultural renaissance that started to […]

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