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St. Patrick’s: beyond the green boozy party

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If St. Patrick’s Day is about celebrating Irish culture, and Irish culture is drinking, then we are doing a pretty good job. Saint Patrick, however, may be turning in his grave.

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My phone and I: the pursuit of freedom

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Reasons why you should dump your smartphone and instead choose a sturdy, less intrusive and obsession-inducing phone like a Nokia. Photo: public domain

Let me take this opportunity to encourage you to make this investment for life and get rid of your smartphone.

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Northern Ireland: Brexit’s biggest loser?

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Mural in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Public domain photo

For those over 35, the memories of the Troubles are still strong and poignant enough to consider the issue a most serious one.

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Michelle Obama: powerful farewell and subtle protest

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Obama recalled her father going to work in the city water plant each day, in “the hope that one day, his kids would go to college and have opportunities he never dreamed of.”

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I’m dreaming of a Deutsch Christmas

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America may have made Christmas a fest of consumerism and flashy decorations, but we can surely attribute some of the most enjoyable Christmas traditions to Germany. http://leipglo.com

America may have made Christmas a fest of consumerism and flashy decorations, but we can surely attribute some of the most enjoyable Christmas traditions to Germany.

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Elections in Europe: wrapping up seismic year

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Italy and Austria's elections once more exposed the sharp divisions in Europe. Opinion piece at http://leipglo.com

While politicians continue to play political games, Europeans will continue to express their disenchantment with the establishment.

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