August 2012

A is for The Aran Islands We spent Friday on a ferry trip then a guided tour of Inishmore, the largest of the three Aran islands, off the coast of Galway.  I will admit I had anticipated a little more local color (old women with weathered faces knitting beside their thatched cottages.) Still, our tourguide […]

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During the school year, I told myself that I would spend the whole summer writing.  Sure, I would be planning next year’s curriculum, and visiting friends, and walking the kids to camp, and hiking, but I’d also be writing. While I try to pretend that every summer is insanely, infinitely long, it’s more accurate to […]

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Perspective

August 14, 2012

This week we’re on vacation in rural Ireland, which is just as green, lush, and wild as you might imagine.  We are staying close to a particular site where they film all those movies that require a backdrop of timeless hilly beauty, and spending our days hiking. But even though we’re all on the same […]

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  “Why haven’t you been posting on your blog, Launa?” It’s a question I’ve been meaning to answer.  But it’s taken me awhile to set it all straight in my own mind before explaining it here to you. You know how sometimes when you haven’t spoken for awhile, you need to make some icky throat […]

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