Life in Belfast, part 5

Belfast, Northern Ireland Oh goodness. My blog writing is atrocious of late. But, if you read my last post a month ago, you know that I feel a wee bit overwhelmed with work. The frequency of posts is not likely to increase in the near future sadly. Much happening at the moment. I just sent […]

Life in Belfast, part 4

Belfast, N. Ireland I have returned to the island after several lovely weeks home in Nashville. I popped down to Texas for a couple of weeks over Christmas and New Year’s to be with my parents and siblings. A refreshing time to be sure. On Jan 24, I left Nashville and flew to London, where […]

Life in Belfast, part 3

Belfast, N. Ireland The end of the semester has been most busy. The week intensive in “Conflict Transformation” at Corrymeela was truly profound for me. Under the facilitation of Wilhelm Verwoerd, Alistair Little, and local Rachel McMonagle, several classmates and I participated in aspects of Wilhelm and Alistair’s Journey through Conflict “storytelling” workshop which they have taken […]

Life in Belfast, part 2

Belfast, N. Ireland At the moment, being in Belfast is difficult. I currently have open Google Chrome tabs on facebook, Twitter, BBC, CNN, NY Times, Electronic Intifada, and many other news networks getting live updates on the current crisis in Israel and Gaza. Though I know I would be absolutely helpless if I was there […]

Life in Belfast, part 1

I thought I would do a few posts on living in Belfast, for those who are interested in my day to day existence. Life here is lovely to be sure, though certainly it has its low points. My parents flew home two weeks ago after a wonderful ten day visit that included two weekend trips […]