Pretty Woman Three Miles from the Czech Border

I am watching the movie Pretty Woman with Richard Gere and Julia Roberts. Gere is so stereotypically leading man material. However his tendency not to look directly at his interlocutor, this shy downward glance followed by his knowing smile is a little irritatingly condescending. That being said, his acting skills and his commanding presence overcomes … Continue reading Pretty Woman Three Miles from the Czech Border

Bad Blood

  Being the strange case of the Shooting Incident of Michael Brown Jnr. (May 20, 1996 – August 9, 2014), by Officer Darren Dean Wilson (b. May 14, 1986),on Canfield Drive Ferguson Missouri, 12.02pm Aug. 9 2014. Just before 12pm on the 9th of August, a security camera caught Michael Brown (6 feet 4 inches … Continue reading Bad Blood

Publishing and not Being Damned

Getting work published and reducing the Tears Involved Archive Image of Thompson Reuters Publishing – see http://thomsonreuters.com/core-publishing-solutions/ The purpose of writing is to be read. No amount of false humility will ever sufficiently delude a writer into thinking she is destined to a kind of solipsistic world of simply writing for themselves. Writing is communication. … Continue reading Publishing and not Being Damned

A LIST OF EVENTS CELEBRATING THE 75th ANNIVERSARY OF James Joyce’s FINNEGANS WAKE

     FINNEGANS WAKE FW75 PROGRAMME: Sunday May 4th, 11.32am:        Official launch of ‘FW75′ by Robert Ballagh  at the Phoenix Park Visitors Centre until May 24th Wednesday May 7th, 12.30pm: Vincent Deane on FW and the Phoenix Park at the Phoenix Park Visitors Centre Thursday May 8th, 6.30pm:         Here Comes Everybody, the songs of FW  … Continue reading A LIST OF EVENTS CELEBRATING THE 75th ANNIVERSARY OF James Joyce’s FINNEGANS WAKE