Dingle – June 1, 2014 - While we were on the Shea Head Road, we had reached the time where our coach driver needed to take a 45-minute break. As required by law, a driver must have a 45-minute break outside the coach after 4.5 hours. S/he can take it in one 45 minute block or in 15 and 30 minute blocks..
Anyway, I digress. We were in the small town of Ballyferrtier at the end of the Dingle Peninsula, just up the road from Enya’s old house, and we took a break. Jim and I went into one of the local pubs and had a Guinness. AS we were talking with the bar keep, it turns out that she grew up in Massachusetts. Having lived in Massachusetts, I observed that l lived there for over six years. She asked where. I said Northampton. She replied that she grew up in Northampton. I went on to say that in that case, I lived in Florence. She said that that is where she grew up. I pointed out that I lived above the video store across the street from the Friendlies. She knew exactly where that was.
As the other bar keep said, six degrees of separation. Of course, I did not launch into all the flaws with that study.