Tag Archives: Ithaca

On the road to Ithaca, a bittersweet sight for book lovers

Phoenix Books outside Ithaca, NY, closed its doors more than a year ago, but the old barn still gets visitors, including some unaware it’s out of business. The store sold used books for 30 years, but apparently couldn’t keep up … Continue reading

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‘God bless Kyle’ and other moments from 2013

“Irish Investigations” has awakened my passion for writing and for telling stories that matter. Starting and feeding this blog has rekindled my spirit and my optimism. Along the way, I’ve met some people who are truly inspiring, and I’ve gotten … Continue reading

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Where to find a Man of Letters? In Ithaca, at a tire store

It took a little convincing, but Dick Flaville, FOTMS 1950, agreed to have his story told. This is a profile in courage, although Dick might object to that label. You’ll see shortly why it qualifies. “FOTMS 1950” is what Dick … Continue reading

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