The changing face of Dublin

Dublin is one of the world’s most beloved cities. It welcomes almost 6 million tourists every year. It’s changing rapidly. It has plenty of reasons for being on any architect’s travel list. On my walks I’ve noticed how the historical buildings are being supplemented or blended with modern architecture. The city’s red brick buildings, prettyContinue reading “The changing face of Dublin”

A Principle to live by on July 4th

” We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” — The Declaration of Independence – July 4th 1776. America was founded on the racial idea that all menContinue reading “A Principle to live by on July 4th”

Dublin can be heaven with coffee at 11

“People are wondering and anxious to get back to normal. A good question really is, ‘was normal that good?’ Can we build a better normal with deeper, healthier and more real relationships?” General Martin Dempsey It’s possible today to saunter through the streets of Lockdown Dublin city centre unimpeded by riots, heavy traffic and crowds. Continue reading “Dublin can be heaven with coffee at 11”

Processing white supremacy in America

“For five minutes we watched as a white officer pressed his knee into the neck of a black man who was helpless,” the mayor said. “For five whole minutes. This was not a matter of a split-second poor decision.” Jacob Frey. I was hesitant to write about Ahmaud Arbery. There’s enough sadness in the worldContinue reading “Processing white supremacy in America”

The Queen’s Speech and the Governor’s Press Conferences

This is a guest blog from my dear friend of 20+ years — Karine Schomer. She has a PhD and is a writer, speaker, scholar, and a political and social commentator, amongst many other things. It wasn’t until I heard Queen Elizabeth’s April 5 address, and started following California Governor Gavin Newsom’s daily Coronavirus briefings,Continue reading “The Queen’s Speech and the Governor’s Press Conferences”