#OTR50 143: Me & My First Tattoo

Did I want one because it was verboten? Because I knew I was different and wanted to rebel against the norm? Or was it for a more personal and complicated reason? […]

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#OTR50 Day 139: A Haiku about a Pub

I was hanging out at Pinos the other night. Even when I don’t take advantage of the fact that we have a place in our town that has live music and a gathering space, I know it’s there. The thought that there is a place that can feel like a small town extension of my living […]

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#OTR50 Day 138: Trim Castle

I imagine that people who live in around sites and vistas begin to not realize how wonderful and amazing their local attractions can be. This makes me wonder if I take for granted […]

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#OTR50 Day 136: Vacation Drinking

More reviewing photos from Ireland . . . In the land of Irish Whisky and the home of Guinness, I tried a different Hard Cider almost every night. What can I say? I’m not a fan of beer and I like my whiskey mixed with a hot cup of tea and honey or a full […]

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#OTR50 Day 135: Ireland D&D Inspirations

Catching up on reviewing my photos from vacation to keep me in the holiday state of mind. Max and I were exploring in Galway together when we found this gem. This road sign begs for a Dungeons & Dragons gaming group. Alternately, it should be an entrance to an alternate universe. If I wasn’t exhausted […]

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#OTR50 Day 134: Irish Graffitti

  These three images were the only snapshots I snagged of Irish Graffitti. There was a great deal less in Dublin than in Paris, but I did find some interesting items and they reminded me of my poem Street Art Inspiration inspired by my visit to France. Max and I also had the opportunity to watch […]

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#OTR50 Day 127: Dublin, Ireland

Delayed posting due to wonky internet with US devices in Ireland and all sorts of off-line writing into non-wordpress formats and then fiddling with posting to private tools. Last night was AMAZING. The concert in Dublin I posted about yesterday by The Luka State was excellent — but the after connection was something wonderfully unexpected. […]

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#OTR50 Day 125: Modern Travel

We are flying over land now. I keep chuckling internally at the travel map because the airplane icon looks so very silly over the country of Ireland. […]

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#OTR50 Day 97: Reimagining Traditional Toys

A friend of mine has the entire set of these on her desk at work. She randomly rearranges them. It makes me smile every time I see them.  I love the idea of revamping  the iconic traditional army green “war” toy into something meant to help bring balance and peace to soul and body. Namaste […]

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