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That's All, Folks! (For Now)

Head Porter got the girl but it’s not a case of happy endings all round – where is Head Porter?

The answers to this and many more questions (for example – … 242 more words

V is for Voice Recognition

Number 22 in The A to Z of the Writer’s Affliction, part of the A to Z blogging challenge.

Perhaps this isn’t an affliction, or not for everyone. 601 more words


The James Joyce Ramble

If you majored in English (I did) and you like running (I do), you would get a kick out of the James Joyce Ramble that takes place every April in Dedham, Massachusetts. 329 more words


Seminar, 8 April 2016 - 'Aeolus', 621-657

On the 8th of April, the seminar returned to its consideration of ‘Aeolus’ and picked up from line 621. Among matters discussed:

  • Having examined the ‘something with a bite in it’ to be given to ‘them’ in a previous session, we headed straight for putting “us all into it, damn its soul.” The writing would be damned by having ‘us’ (those present and, by extension perhaps, the whole of Dublin) in it, but is this to be a work of fact or fiction?
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The First 'Shakespear and Company' Bookshop in Paris

A tenuous link to the bard’s 400th anniversary!

When planning my recent trip to Paris, I read two books. Firstly Love from Paris, by Alexandra Potter, see… 572 more words


A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Well, what can I say I’ve really struggled through this one. I’ve always found James Joyce troubling. Currently time is of the essence and I have made myself incredibly busy. 458 more words