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Yeats and the Creation of the Irish Myth


               William Butler Yeats was born into the remnants of what’d been the protestant ascendancy, the privileged, British backed community that was supposed to transform the Irish into English, but which instead did exactly the opposite. 2,004 more words


In an island of your own

It’s an illusion
The worst kind of delusion
Your acceptance
Your submission
The restrictions
You place on your smiles
Your dying happy disposition

Every don’t… 63 more words

What Alice Forgot // The Book Club Lives On

Who knew we could get through Moby Dick? Granted, we devoured that beast of a novel at our own – slow-ish – pace. With that said, the book club lives on my friends. 421 more words

Book Club


You picked me up when I was down.
You did not judge me when I screamed.
You fought to see through my broken view.
To understand me. 63 more words


Teaching ... and learning.

Gove is gone.

And GM has just received a conditional offer (medical, CRB) for a primary school PGCE course from Liverpool Hope. As I break up from school, my son is hurling himself head first into a profession that every current practioner seems to be trying to get out of. 1,005 more words

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