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Claire Keegan--"Foster" (New Yorker, February 15, 2010)

SOUNDTRACK: SPIRIT FAMILY REUNION Tiny Desk Concert #244  (October 8, 2012).

I first heard Spirit Family Reunion when NPR covered their show at Newport Folk Festival in 2012 (a few months before they played the Tiny Desk).  823 more words

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Be yourself

Quote Oscar Wilde: “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken”.

This irish writer was born in 1854 and died in 1900 in the 3rd french republic and lived during the victorian time. 98 more words


Young love Indian style!

Wedding ceremonies in India generally don’t take place until the evening, so it’s not until 7 pm that we start getting ready. I sit with Guria and Shabnum, dressed in my unforgivably awful suit, while they add bangle after bangle to their already-immense collection of costume jewellery. 1,793 more words


Signs of our Times

The forests of my childhood are silent,

Kids sit in rooms of solitude,

Surrounded by peers,

The trees under which children used to play,

Are lonely, 219 more words

William Trevor--"The Woman of the House" (New Yorker, December 15, 2008)

SOUNDTRACK: CAVEMAN-Tiny Desk Concert #207 (April 10, 2012).

Bob Boilen really likes Caveman.  He picked their 2011 album as one of his favorites of the year. 585 more words

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Looking back on it, it seems that 2016 was the year of the oversight.

Early in the year, talking on Trump, some commentators bandied about figures about him having 20% of 20-24%, suggesting that the apathetic American public who recently have struggled to get over the 50% turnout, were reasonably split between the Democrat/Republican poles.   971 more words

On being Irish

I’m an Irish writer. I knew that obviously! I’d just never given it any thought – at least not until the very lovely book blogger, Linda Hill, invited me to write about that very subject on her blog, … 170 more words