Monthly Archives: August 2014

Why I Left Academia


“It doesn’t matter what line of argument you take as a woman. If you venture into traditional male territory, the abuse comes anyway. It’s not what you say that prompts it – it’s the fact that you are saying it.” ~ Mary Beard, … Continue reading

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The Irish in America


As I am packing my last things for Boston, I couldn’t resist looking up the following stats; a Washington Post article from 2013 had these interesting Census data: – The Irish-American population is 7x larger than the population of Ireland … Continue reading

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What Preceded It


My husband loves Amazon. Or maybe I should say he is simply a consummate Internet shopper. And he’s right. Why waste our valuable time on going to stores, standing in line, and using up gas when we have Amazon at … Continue reading

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