China 2018: Part 2

Today was the Forbidden City. As I mentioned previously, it is a long walk just to get into and out of the Forbidden City. The hotel was a block and a half away from one of the gates, but it was a good 15 minute walk to get to the ticket office! Once we showed […]

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China 2018: Part 1

Greetings, Readers! It’s been a few weeks but it’s been a busy time for me. Thankfully I celebrated it with a little trip to China. For the next few weeks, I’ll recount my adventures in Beijing and Shanghai. My trip began in Beijing, a place I had never been. I was really excited about finally […]

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NYC in Spring: 2018 Part 3

Our second day in NYC was filled with Tiffany glass, delicious cheese, art installations, and magic. We began our morning by going to the NYC Historical Society in the west side, next to the Natural History Museum. I don’t believe I’ve ever been there before but it was worth it. What blew my mind was […]

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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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