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O'Callaghan's paper suit

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).

(Ulysses, 16)


Gaffe like a Giraffe

So, anyway, today I made a gaffe. Like a giraffe. Also, I heard they found some rare White Giraffes in Kenya. But I digress. I made a gaffe like a giraffe. 1,797 more words

General Column

Word of the day for Friday, September 15th

Today’s word is neat, but it opens a Pandora’s box of other neat words so this post is going to be sort of a mess. Just to tell you. 220 more words


On returning to visit Ireland

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

Cormac Looney

Roger Rudenstein's 'Ulysess' is setting sail for European shores.

James Joyce’sUlysses‘ 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


Err away.

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

Frail the white rose and frail are
Her hands that gave,

Whose soul is sere and paler
Than time’s wan wave,.

Rosefrail and fair — yet frailest… 11 more words

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