Joxer Goes To Berlin

“It was a grand flight. Grand.” “Atcha sure, t’was. Grand and calm landing.” “Very calm. Shure you wouldn’t even know yer were in the sky.” “Gis a look at your tights.” “D’ya loike them? There for the veinzz.” “Yew know Mary wear ’em all de time.” “Ah shure she stands all day long.” “She does […]

Obsessing on starters

They were just a little obsessed, it was decided. Sitting in tight groups, eagerly whispering back and forth on cast-iron skeletons of summer chairs. The story went that as one sat down down, conversations’ well-worn fugues changed to something else entirely. On brightened eyes or the filigreed gardenette. Or weren’t the blood grapefruits chosen with […]

Garret FitzGerald, Rest in Peace

Very sad to hear of the passing of Garret FitzGerald. Many words have been written and too many will be written. Suffice it to say that he was an example of how little intellectualism tempered by civic duty there is in politics. If anything, perhaps we should demand a little more intellectualism from our representatives, […]

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