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Look up — See What’s Right In Front of You

How often are you so focused on something at eye-level, that you forget to look up and see what’s right in front you? It happened to me just  this past weekend. We were enjoying a long afternoon walk to Castle Saunderson, a historic site here in Cavan County, Ireland. It’s a derelict castle that now …

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Is There a Switch for Your Brain, Like the Outlet Switches in Ireland?

When I first arrived in Ireland a few weeks ago our landlord was showing us around our new place. There were so many unique features we had to learn, and it seemed there was a switch for everything. Many of the appliances, such as the stove or shower, have a separate on/off switch so, even …

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Appreciating Your Own Backyard

One of the reasons I love traveling the world is to better appreciate my own home. The United States is an amazing country. As much as we grouse about the politics, divisive nature of our discourse, and the people who should be in or out of office, I don’t think you can truly realize how …

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Slow Down and Enjoy the Journey

Writing to you from Belturbet, Ireland. As many of you know, my husband Paul and I decided to take a global gap year, spending longer periods of time traveling abroad in several countries. We rented out our house for a year and arrived here in Ireland about a week ago. What an experience getting here, …

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Clarify Your Musts and Wants – Whether in World Politics, Business or Personal

With the news filled with the Iran nuclear deal, Greek debt crisis, and Donald Trump’s bid for the GOP nomination, I thought it was about time to add my two cents. Not from a political perspective, but rather from the position of “What do these three activities have in common?” From my perspective, the common …

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Stating the Obvious – Flip Flops Over Rocks

The sight of cool, cascading water dropping over a 129 foot cliff to a whirling riverbed below just takes your breath away. The enormity, power and majesty that nature brings to one’s senses cuts across the cultural divide. There we stood, Anglo, Armenian, and East Indian – united at the awe-inspiring view before us. We …

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