Ireland/Britain 1998 day 18: Derry/Belfast


I made my tearful farewell to Derry and Steve’s Backpackers Hostel on the morning of 7 February 1998. Steve and Brett walked me to the door, posed for pictures, and very warmly bid me goodbye. This is definitely not your typical hostel. I took a long bus ride to Belfast. It was sunny in the…

election links of the day for 7 February 2008


Here’s a special edition of links of the day to follow-up on Sooper Dooper Tuesday.  I was kind of bummed that a) candidates I liked policy-wise (Kucinich then Edwards) dropped out before I could voted and b) that voters of my state went for a right-wing corporatist and Mitt Romney.  One thing I miss about…