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A T-shirt from Dublin

By   /  August 17, 2014  /  Living, Travel  /  No Comments

Temple Bar in Dublin, Ireland / Used under creative commons license

The following story was originally published in Travel Intelligence “In what college sport did Oscar Wilde participate?” the tour guide asked.  The question was directed to a man from Nottingham, England and me.  We were the finalists in the Dublin Literary Pub Crawl trivia contest. The person who answered this question correctly took home a […]

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Castles in the Sky – Barcelona

By   /  July 13, 2014  /  Living, Travel  /  No Comments

Palau de musica de Cataluyna / Photo by Roger Starkey

Story published previously in Travel Intelligence A towering mass of humanity stretched towards to the sky.  The cherry on the human ice cream cone scampered up the tower with rapidity and precision. Using the quadriceps of one person as a base, she clutched the waist of the person standing on the shoulders of her current […]

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World’s Largest Catsup Bottle welcomes food friend

By   /  August 29, 2013  /  Living, Travel  /  2 Comments

From right to left: Collinsville fireman David Bennet with his children, Andy, Glen and Abby / Photo by Roger Starkey

There are some culinary combinations that are just natural: salt and pepper, butter and popcorn, spaghetti and meatballs, pizza and beer and, of course, potatoes and ketchup. The latter two paired themselves in majestic fashion Wednesday when the world’s largest fabricated potato visited The World’s Largest Catsup Bottle ®. Collinsville firefighter David Bennett brought his […]

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