For instance, there was the case of O’Callaghan, for one, the half crazy faddist, respectably connected, though of inadequate means, with his mad vagaries, among whose other gay doings when rotto and making himself a nuisance to everybody all round he was in the habit of ostentatiously sporting in public a suit of brown paper (a fact).
Every emigrant believes that their story is new.
It’s a conviction woven through the fabric of the emigration itself; a new start, new beginnings, a renewal of outlook and perspective – all these are critical to the experience, and my experience was no different. 426 more words
James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses‘ is being turned into Opus, by American composer Roger Rudenstein, who had presented this piece to a US audience, making a name for himself, and gaining recognition from the New York Times, and gaining over 100,000 plays on Soundcloud. 119 more words
Children are born discoverers, unafraid to make mistakes. Everything is new. Around every corner, a new adventure.
Somewhere along the way, though, we are taught it is wrong to make mistakes, and we avoid them at all costs, even, sometimes, by sticking to what we already know well rather than venturing out to try new things. 152 more words