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Another day, another (late) post

Back to English now, and creative writing! My class for the rest of the semester is going to be focused on short story writing, which is…tough. 358 more words


Leopold Bloom, a Few Nosebags, a Bit of Seedcake, and a Languid, Floating Flower

Further word vomit regarding the adventures of one Leopold Bloom on June 16, 1904.  It’s pretty nice word vomit, though, as word vomit goes.

I have my first honest-to-God paper for this class due on Tuesday (it’s on… 1,468 more words


Beethoven, Freud, and the mystery of genius

“The joy of listening to Beethoven is comparable to the pleasure of reading Joyce,” writes Alex Ross in a recent issue of The New Yorker… 855 more words



Okay, now we can begin.

Extremely diligent readers of this blog may recall my mentioning Bill and I were planning to sign up for an eight-week course on James Joyce’s… 1,703 more words


The true meaning of karma

I nap while the beef simmers in the stove, thickening over the house, day sagging into night. There is coffee and beer and water in between to wash us out, to cleanse us, bobbing up and down upon days. 846 more words



“riverrun, past Eve and Adam’s, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and Environs. 196 more words

"James Joyce"