Monthly Archives: September 2015

Going Back to the Beginning

Less than four years ago I gathered up my courage to start writing a blog. I had no idea what direction it might head in, but I thought up the name Jimswhimz and registered at WordPress. I wrote my about … Continue reading

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Travels and Triskills

I find that I do some of my best writing when I am traveling. Coming into this journey I have been writing with great fervor. The combination of those two things would have led me to believe that the content … Continue reading

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Return to Tara

It’s 7:00 a.m. in Ireland. I should probably still be sleeping. I am not. I sit steps away from the Newgrange Monument and I am choosing between spending my hour of solitude in the morning either writing or practicing my … Continue reading

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My Quest for the Tower at Ring – Retold 2015 Style

I’ve noticed that when you tell people that you are going to Ireland, one of the first things they will ask you is whether or you are Irish. The answer to that question in my case is, “Yes I guess … Continue reading

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Unfinished Business

We are on a plane to Dublin, Ireland. This is the same time of year and same trip we took about a year ago today. Everything is different though. Last year we were somewhere between reeling and recovering emotionally while … Continue reading

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Wafflegate

Today would have been my dear friend Richard’s 62nd birthday. I can imagine the fun we would have been planning had he still been with us in his body in this lifetime. The ways in which he inspired me and … Continue reading

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Nearly Unbearable

Yesterday morning when my wife Christiana dropped me off at the train and gave me a hug she said, “I’m getting really excited for Ireland!” For those of you who are new to following our adventures, we are a mere … Continue reading

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