I N · T H I S · I S S U E
The Mother Country
DISPATCH, 8 August 2009, Dublin, Ireland: “Black or white pudding? It’s lovely,” an Irish morning staple of pig’s blood.
It’s a ten-day birthday trip. Milestone and irony: Chinese gal drawn to Ireland, my roots. Terry and I and two daughters, Stephanie and Kristin, are off.
On patrol, on a mission to get a feel for the mother country. To celebrate life. After so many trips to Europe, finally a chance to see, taste, hear, and feel Ireland. It’s about going home and being immersed in a land of persistent precipitation, good values, better drink and cheer.