Tag: Ireland

An Interview with an Average American . . . Me

An Interview with an Average American . . . Me
Recently, one of my interviewees asked if she could interview me for her blog. She wanted to know about my life and what prompted me to begin this project. That gave me the idea to interview myself for this blog as my American interviewee. After all, I am asking people around the world to share... Read more »

Rockall: 45 Days on the Most Desolate Place on Earth

Rockall: 45 Days on the Most Desolate Place on Earth
Normally, I only use first names here. Not today. Nick Hancock, English Adventurer of the Year 2015, is the famed resident of a strange rock island in the North Atlantic: Rockall. In 2014, Nick lived inside a small pod tethered to Rockall for 45 days. A world record, making him the island’s longest sole human... Read more »

Things The World Taught Me in 2014

Things The World Taught Me in 2014
I began this blog in June of 2014 with the goal of interviewing one person in every country of the world (roughly 196). By year’s end, I’d spoken with 19 people. They humbled me with their willingness to participate. Surprised, delighted, and disturbed me with their responses. I learned so much from them. Below, is... Read more »
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Christmas Through Irish Eyes and Song

Christmas Through Irish Eyes and Song
My ancestors came here from Ireland during the potato famine. They weren’t alone. Millions like them fanned across the country, replicating their spirit and traditions in places like Cincinnati, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Boston. And of course, Chicago. Tucked in their hearts, they carried Irish stories and music. Wrapped them together to remind them of... Read more »