Winter Trip 2018: Part 5

The following day was my talk and a trip to Greenwich. Sir Hans Sloane We started that day at the local college to give lectures on various topics to the Loyola law students. I’ve been talking about something historically relevant to the area for the last six year. This time, I talked about the complicated […]

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Winter Trip 2018: Part 4

We were in London. The best city (after Chicago). Regular readers of this blog know my love for that city. Samuel Johnson once said, “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.” Too true. No matter how long I am there and how many things we do, there’s so much left […]

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Ireland: Part 6

I’ve talked about our time at the Cliffs of Moher. Now it was time to start our trek back to Dublin. Our sixth day was spent traveling to Limerick County at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park and Limerick itself. After a much-needed refreshing sleep, we had a lovely breakfast overlooking the bay. We were having […]

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Two More Posts for Book Riot

It’s been a busy few weeks and I am a little behind on my trip to Ireland. But I’ll get back to normally scheduled programming soon. Until then, here are my two recent posts at Book Riot! Enjoy! Snacking on the Past: 5 Books about Food History Red Roses for Edgar Allen Poe    

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Ireland: Part 2

On our second day in Dublin, we were going to visit a plethora of museums. We accidentally overslept and missed breakfast at the hotel so we ended up at a tea shop called Queen of Tarts. We had delicious chocolate chip scones and breakfast tea, the best way to wake up in the morning. Our […]

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Part 3: Spring in Manhattan

The following day began at the Met, one of my favorite museums. It’s got an incredible collection but is rather overwhelming. I try to get into my head that we are only going to visit a few things because seeing the entire museum would be impossible. Our first stop was a Seurat and circus exhibit. […]

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