A Tale of Two Cities: Born on the 12th of July, 24 Hours in Northern Ireland Part II

“Of all the places I have been, there’s only one to fill my dreams.  The place that lingers in my mind is the town I’ve left behind.  I’ve been away now for too many years, I’ve read all the papers they told of your tears.  Though I’ve left you with a heart that’s been torn,  … More A Tale of Two Cities: Born on the 12th of July, 24 Hours in Northern Ireland Part II

A Tale of Two Cities: 24 Hours in Northern Ireland Part I

In July of 2014, I returned to my birthplace of Northern Ireland with my good friend Erik Brown. We encountered the divisions, memories and sentiments that divide the province. This is my attempt to make sense of the experience. At times, my memories written here are colored by the emotions that only history, politics and … More A Tale of Two Cities: 24 Hours in Northern Ireland Part I