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Mind the Gap

Today I almost killed Daddy. Not intentionally, mind you! And I did very seriously consider alternatives in order to guarantee his safety.  It all started innocently enough. We breakfasted at our usual hour. We drove into town. We rented bikes. We headed to Reen Pier at Ross Castle. We boarded…

I Fell into a Burning Ring of Kerry

Somehow I was imagining that the Ring of Kerry was some sort of tourist attraction in itself, instead of just a way to drive around the Iveragh Peninsula. But so it is, another drive. A beautiful drive, at that. This is what you think of when you think of Ireland. …

Welcoming Digital Media Specialist, Mark Basse

Please join us in welcoming Mark Basse to the Digital Learning Commons team. Mark is our new Digital Media Specialist. Mark’s expertise is in digital video production and photography. His background includes 20+ years of multimedia content creation in higher education for UC Santa Cruz and Florida State College, freelance camera work for HGTV, Food Network, […]

A Tingle for Your Dingle

We’re trying to find a day that’s neither windy nor promises to rain in the afternoon. In the mean time, we have other activities that aren’t so weather-dependent, including more driving about—including, as I mentioned yesterday, down the Dingle peninsula.  Let me attempt to convey it with pictures and panoramas. …

Over in Killarney

Today we drove south, through The Burren again and past it, around and down towards Killarney. And yes, I keep having Toora Loora Loora stuck in my head.  We said goodbye to our lovely hosts Anne and John in Galway and took the scenic route so we could take more silly…

Galway Walking Tour

After two driving days, we took ourselves on a walking tour of Galway. I won’t post too many pictures today lest I repeat myself. I wish that I could post something more useful, too, like what it’s like to drive in Ireland (awesome, but impossible to depict without videos), but…

Connemara Coast

Perhaps plucky is a better term for Juan Diego, and I was a bit harsh. But no matter. My judgement stands.  Today we took a trip up the Connamara coast, to catch what we could of this side of the Wild Atlantic.  Our destination was a six-mile loop called Sky…

MIIS T&I Faculty at the U.N.

Prof. Rosa Kavenoki spent the week of August 4-11, 2015 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, working as a consultant. She was invited by the Assistant Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management to observe the interns tr…

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