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Obsession of the Week: Ireland

On Friday,  I am going to Ireland. Not just Ireland.  My good friend and “travel director,” Helen, also has us scheduled for 2 days in London and 3 days in Edinburgh.  (Can we all say together Harry Potter and Outlander?) Helen is from Northern Ireland, so we’re spending some days there (locations for Game of Thrones), but…

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Ode to the Ocean

Ok, so this isn’t really an “ode.”  I’m not going to put it in verse form.  Nonetheless it is a celebration of the setting in which I find myself today–Palm Coast, Florida–sitting on a balcony, looking out at the ocean. Everyone needs to see the ocean at least once in their lives.  There is no…