The Seven Principles of Moving

By | 2018-01-19T21:02:36+00:00 April 22nd, 2013|

Like a New Year’s resolution, packing up your house begins with burning passion and world-conquering confidence and ends flat on your back in despair, with a sigh and a mouth filled [...]

Me and Shamu

By | 2018-01-19T21:03:58+00:00 February 29th, 2012|

If I could write a letter to Shamu, I’d first check in just to make sure he was doing okay. (Actually, first I’d make sure I was talking to the right [...]

Calgary: Loonies and Leaders

By | 2018-01-19T21:05:00+00:00 November 21st, 2011|

I was in my hotel at the University of Calgary, asking the man at the reception desk to change a Canadian ten dollar bill for a five and five singles. “Of [...]

Irish Family Vacation

By | 2018-01-19T20:59:33+00:00 July 13th, 2011|

There’s something about Irish pilots that they never want to tell you the weather. They dance around it, hinting but never coming right out and saying it, as if they were [...]

Our Man in Amsterdam

By | 2018-01-19T21:01:44+00:00 March 26th, 2011|

When I was doing various interviews in Ireland and the UK, they would ask me where I was heading next. “Amsterdam,” I’d tell them. “Oh – behave!” they’d joke. They said [...]

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