Lisbon, anyone?

In the near future, we’ll visit Lisbon. What do you think of when you hear the words “Lisbon” or “Portugal”? ..

American Politics in Dublin

I have political interactions with Dubliners more than twice a day (when I’m out and about). Here’s two from today.

Bugle P.I. — Legal Trouble

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Chicago: Tuesday, 22 January, 03:05
Eddie met me at the international terminal in a car that still had about three inches of snow on the roof. ..

Monday P.I. — boiled down

Dublin: Monday, 21 January, 22:30
I was in the Dublin airport, waiting for my flight to Chicago, when I got my next chance to stop and think. ..

SAINT Valentine’s Day

Anita and I celebrated St. Valentine’s Day by putting a tablecloth on the dining table and shutting off the television during dinner. ..

An implicit threat & an explicit request

Monday, 21 February, 9:45
I’d been knocked to the ground, so I expected to be knocked out cold within seconds. That’s usually the way it happens. ..

More and More Daylight

It feels like the days here are much longer, already. There’s a reason for that, because during this time of year, the amount of daytime hours is increasing most rapidly. ..

Crisis of Conscience

Monday in the Park, counting pebbles in the path

So I wandered around the park for a while, picking up as many details as I could. There were floodlights, generators, and big boards of electronic equipment. ..