Indiana – Overlooked and Undiscovered: Southern

I wrap up my three-part series on Indiana this week with the southern region. Southern Indiana is somewhat distinguishable from the rest: you start hearing y’all a bit more, there are rolling hills, and basketball becomes an even bigger deal. Southern Indiana is wrapped in bucolic landscapes, history, and small-town Indiana culture. So that’s what…

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Indiana – Overlooked and Undiscovered: Central

This week, I continue the three-part series on my home state by looking at the Central Inddiana region. Moving south from The North provides a different kind of sensory experience, while also containing overlapping themes. The North has sandy dunes, Amish Country, and roaming plains. But it also boasts college towns holding prestigious institutions like…

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Easter Rising on Easter Monday

A pivotal point in Ireland’s long journey to gain independence occurred on April 24, 1916, a bloody affair in the streets of Dublin known as Easter Rising. On the day after Easter with a waif of revolution in the air, the heart of the city became a battle zone as rebels commandeered the General Post…

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Observations in Paris

Ernest Hemingway is quoted in his memoirs of his time as a young writer in Paris as saying, “If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.” But that is…

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