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    Eleven Equals Ireland

    So we are sending Eva off to college at the age of eight and to Ireland’s oldest institution, Trinity College no less!  Not quite. Our trip to Ireland corresponded with Hunter’s eleventh birthday and Jules and I allowed him to plan much of the agenda.  Unfortunately Ireland in February is low season and most tourist attractions close early and some even close for the winter months.  This helped slim down the agenda somewhat by forcing Hunter to make choices. The 150 minute flight from Munich to Dublin touched down at approximately 1430 leaving us just 2.5 hours to visit highlights in Dublin as most places close at 1700 during the…

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    While standing with my wife in a social military setting the question is inevitably asked: “So how long have you served?” When my response is, “she has served since 2016,” with the emphasis on “she,” you can see the confusion on their face as they try to process what I have just stated. To read the rest, visit Army Wife Network here.

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    UVM’S THE CHANCE

    As I walked up the stairs of our local brewpub on the Naab River, the cold air hit me straight in the face.  Cold because I had left the relative warmth of the cozy low ceiling eating area but also because it was 32 degrees Fahrenheit outside. I turned at the top of the stairs and headed for the Herren Room (or Men’s Room…it helps that the other option is Damen and I can remember dames from Turner Movie Classics).  As the door swung open the temperature did not increase one bit. As I approached the urinal I looked over nervously towards the stall where the cold porcelain toilet sat.…

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    Malta–our Florida

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    A Roman Birthday

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