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joshua-keidan's picture
Aug.03.2012
If this book was not a complete work of fiction, The Killer  by Jack Elgos, would be an excellent biography.  It traces the life of  Darren “Butch” McCann  from common every day street thug to a freedom fighter (or arch terrorist depending on your point of view) for the Irish...
cindy-sullivan's picture
Mar.28.2011
Throughout my childhood, my mum and dad told me many stories, about their respective upbringing in Northern Ireland and India, how they met and the origins of their beliefs and values. Unfortunately, I don’t remember too many of these stories, but the ones that have stuck are...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
Dec.24.2010
Our understanding of distant places is so often based purely on their politics – particularly if they have some perceived impact on our own. Journalists tend to focus on that politics, because they can interview leaders and quote ordinary people talking about what those leaders are doing. Let’s say...
terry-odell's picture
Feb.05.2010
Today it's my pleasure to turn the Friday Field Trip over to my daughter, who now resides in Northern Ireland. She's giving us a peek at the Giant's Causeway. The Giant's Causeway is on the north coast of Ireland, in County Antrim. The hexagonal columns were formed by volcanic activity about 60...
mark-levy's picture
Dec.06.2009
Tensions between Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland were rising. Danny Benson knew that random acts of violence were part of the territory now, but he refused to dwell on the risk. The grand reunion between his immediate and extended family was too important to abandon. Despite the...
mark-levy's picture
Oct.11.2009
I want to thank everybody who has chosen to follow my blog and to read some of the posts over the last few weeks. I do hope you are enjoying them. To refresh the idea of what the OVERLAND blog is all about: to take one of life's many wistful abstract concepts each week, and weave them into one of...
mark-levy's picture
Sep.11.2009
Heather was in a crowd of other Western travelers, some of them from the Magic Bus ride from Istanbul. They'd been gathered together by the Afghani army and were now being ordered on to buses. She tried to head back to the center of the city towards Danny, but armed Afghani soldiers hampered her...
peter-trachtenberg's picture
Jul.14.2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008 On the same day that the Dow plunged 2 percent and the Nasdaq 2.6 and gas shot close to $150 a barrel, Phil Gramm, one of John McCain's economic advisors, had a message for Americans: The recession that so many of us were worried about was only a "mental recession"...