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Day: August 18, 2019

Day 2: Kilmainhaim Gaol (August 17, 2019)

So Ireland *is* amazing. I’m trying to be careful not to mindlessly romanticize this place and “the people” here, but it really has felt incredible to start to get my bearings and meet some folks. I chose to go with Kilmainhaim Gaol (Gaol is pronounced like jail, not gahowl, whoops…), because it was the “#1 […]

Day 1: Whew…I’m in Ireland (August 16, 2019)

It took almost 34 years to get here, but I made it to Ireland. I’m going into this whole thing pretty ungrounded. It’s always been hard for me to conceive of traveling anywhere without a concrete *reason*, or as part of a structured program. But this past May, following a Spring memorial service for my […]

Prologue

Hello. My name is Erick Boustead. Welcome to my blog. Before anything else, a content warning. The following will include stuff about suicide, drinking and addiction, grief, and “mental illness”. (I may add to this list as I go) This is the first time I’ve ever attempted blogging about personal stuff. I’m calling it a […]

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