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So much spring

been busy settling in to this new season unfurling leaves after dark and rain too much winter these small things, these beginnings take massive amounts of work Advertisements

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Family Reunion Part II: Barefoot

My sub-branch of the Smith family is clearly from way out West because while so many others were doing civilized things–golfing, sitting by the pool, sleeping off the night before–we found ourselves doing this. There was a sweet little trail … Continue reading

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Family Reunion 2011: Part I

My extended family is a sea of New Yorkers and other refugees of the Irish diaspora.  They’re loud, honest, numerous, generous and have no need of an actual bar to have a drinking party.  I knew this, academically anyway, before … Continue reading

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