The 1999 movie the Matrix was filled with puzzles. In some ways it was really mind blowing. For instance the biggest question, stolen from Alice in Wonderland was this: What is the Matrix? Morpheus: Do you want to know what it is? Neo: Yes. Morpheus: The Matrix is everywhere. It is all around us. Even … Continue reading Is The Matrix the World that Blinds us To The Truth?
UPDATE 23/1/2016 *Please check out an update on this blog post which explains how this diagnosis, which at the time of writing this post I accepted, turned out to be a mis-diagnosis* I have suffered from Bipolar Disorder for as long as I can recall, certainly the last 32 years or so. I have … Continue reading The Discreet Charm of the Mentally Ill
St. Patrick was probably English, not Irish. (Patrick comes from Patricius - member of the patrician order, a noble, or member of the upper class or ruling elite). There were probably more than one ‘St. Patrick’. Moreover the arrival of Christianity, what is ostensibly a cult of death and resurrection - the sacrifice of earthly … Continue reading Unhappy St Patricks Day
I recently picked up a book, well to be clear, today I randomly picked up a book on the way out the door because the thought of standing in shopping aisles with nothing to do but stare at cucumbers, peas and coleslaw makes my head explode. While waiting outside a shop I started reading bits … Continue reading The Right Hand Clapping
The movie Gravity 2013, at the time of writing, has grossed over $700 million world wide. It stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, and directed by Alfonso Cuaron. Also, at the time of writing, it has collected up more awards than you can shake a stick at. Gravity won seven awards at the 86th Academy … Continue reading I’ve got a bad feeling about this movie review
“A Proudseye View of Dublin” – a talk on FINNEGANS WAKE, Thursday 22 MAY 2014 1 PM THE CRYPT, CHRISTCHURCH DUBLIN On Wednesday the 22nd of May 2014 at 1pm, downstairs in the beautiful magical enthralling ghostly history ridden Crypt of Christ Church Cathedral, founded in CE 1030, I will deliver a lecture on … Continue reading FINNEGANS WAKE TALK 22 MAY 2014 1 PM
Many moons ago, when I was in full time paid pensionable decent law abiding comfortable employment, the type that enables one to live a fairly bourgeois existence, I used write a lot of poetry, mostly in the evenings, and the occasional short story. Sometimes I used get paid for the work I did, money I … Continue reading Slave to the pen, and the (non) Grinding out of Words