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Does Travel Really Open Our Minds?

I have always believed that travel “opens our minds.” But George Stone, writing in a recent National Geographic Online newsletter contends otherwise

The idea that travel makes you a more open-minded person is rooted more in well-meaning fiction than in fact…But if travel truly were fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, wouldn’t more of the 1.4 billion annual international tourists ( 1,006 more words

14-Aug-2020: Road Trip

With no international travel likely for a while, I spent tonight planning a September roadtrip.


TELEVISION: Normal People, 'Episode 2' (dir. Lenny Abrahamson)

Episode 2 of Normal People wastes little time getting down to the much-vaunted intimacy that the series has already become famous for. Choreographed by Ita O’Brien, the sex scenes between Marianne and Connell are lovingly and sensitively shot, doing effective work in establishing the effect that each has on the other, and the intensity of their burgeoning relationship. 630 more words


'It’s as strong as we’ve been since I was involved' - Northern Knights head coach Simon Johnston looks ahead to the Inter-Provincial Series

Northern Knights head coach Simon Johnston believes the squad has never been in a stronger position during his time in the role than it is now ahead of the 2020 Inter-Provincial Series. 1,021 more words


Ancient but Timeless Truth

May the Truth of God, which does not change, give you great peace in this time of uncertainty.  Focus on His things.  Ancient but timeless.  Love, Lisa… 10 more words


Ireland Signs Agreement to Return Abacha’s Over $1 Billion Frozen Funds to Nigeria.

Late Gen. Sani Abacha is still the gift that keeps on giving to Nigeria’s Treasury even after his death.

Ireland signed an agreement with Nigeria for the return of funds misappropriated by Nigeria’s former leader, the late General Sani Abacha, who ruled the country from 1993 until his death in 1998. 93 more words

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Family Bush Camp at Westport House

Okay, so I have no excuse for how quiet this blog has been lately. Well, maybe I have a million reasons…life, work, family, pandemics, laziness – all of the above. 536 more words

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