Tag Archives: Swift’s Modest Proposal

Yeah, Right

Ah, it was that PhD dissertation that was never written – life intervened. It always does. But things stick with you, and actually kind of gnaw at you – not that anyone reads Jonathan Swift these days. People these days … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything

There’s probably no grand unified theory of everything, unless it comes from the Monty Python troop or Douglas Adams. You might remember Deep Thought – the computer that was created by the pan-dimensional, hyper-intelligent race of beings (whose three dimensional … Continue reading

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Leaving Ireland

Irish writers don’t stay in Ireland. Oscar Wilde left home and wrote in London – where he was the toast of the town – and after the scandal with the Marquis of Queensbury’s son and his imprisonment, moved to Paris … Continue reading

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