A Home of Our Own

Well, we finally did it! After 3 years of mostly being long distance, a few 3 month stints at each in-laws’ homes (all that a tourist visa would allow), and dozens of back and forth flights, Dermot and I just signed a one year lease on an adorable “two up, two down” stone house with … More A Home of Our Own

Delicious Dublin: Changing the world’s perception of Irish food

I recently wrote an article for Stint Ireland’s blog about Irish stereotypes you should rethink. As I was brainstorming I realized there were quite a few stereotypes that I have encountered. One that I hear over and over goes something like this, “Ireland is beautiful, but the food is so bland/bad/plain/boring.” This makes me crazy! Irish … More Delicious Dublin: Changing the world’s perception of Irish food

To Postgrad Abroad or Not To Postgrad Abroad?

There were so many factors that led to my attending graduate school abroad. At the time (2009) I had spent my first year out of undergrad year of unsuccessfully applying for full-time work in my field. I worked part-time as a substitute teacher and server. Student loans repayments were starting. And the price of attending … More To Postgrad Abroad or Not To Postgrad Abroad?