Archive for March, 2011
Eeldrop and Appleplex – A Short Story by T S Eliot
March 28, 2011
The Literary Blog Hop is a bi-weekly meme hosted by the folk at The Blue Bookcase.
What one literary work must you read before you die?
Patrick: Son of Ireland
March 17, 2011
Born of a noble Welsh family, he is violently torn from his home by the Irish raiders at age sixteen and sold as a slave to a brutal wilderness king. Rescued by the king’s druids from almost certain death, he learns the arts of healing and song, and the mystical ways of a secretive order whose teachings tantalize with hints at a deeper wisdom. Yet young Succat Morgannwg cannot rest until he sheds the strangling yoke of slavery and returns to his homeland across the sea. He pursues his dream of freedom through horrific war and shatteruing tragedy — through great love and greater loss — from a dying, decimated Wales to the bloddy battlefields of Gaul to the fading majesty of Rome. And in the twilight of a once-supreme empire, he is transformed yet again by divine hand and a passionate vision of “truth against the world,” accepting the name that will one day become legend…Patricius!
Anthony Head as the vain Sir Walter Elliot.‘The profession [that of being in the Navy] has its utility, but I should be sorry to see any friend of mine belonging to it.’
‘Indeed!’ was the reply, and with a look of surprise.
‘Yes; it is in two points offensive to me; I have two strong grounds of objection to it. First, as being the means of bringing persons of obscure birth into undue distinction, and raising men to honours which their fathers and grand fathers never dreamt of; and secondly, as it cuts up a man’s youth and vigour most horribly; a sailor grows old sooner than any other man; I have observed it all my life. A man is in greater danger in the navy of being insulted by the rise of one whose father, his father might have disdained to speak to, and of becoming prematurely an object of disgust himself, than in any other line. …’ (p 23)
Feasting on Dracula for the Irish Short Story Week
March 15, 2011
14 March – 20 March
|Bela Lugosi as Count Dracula:
Drawn by Euan Mactavish at
|Illustraion by Thierry Le
Taken from this site: Kyoto Journal
The design and programs that comprise particular computing applications (such as the Internet and the World Wide Web) are dominated by an arguably narrow range of ideological viewpoints, often emanating from the United States. This paper takes the position that no ideology or influence is neutral, and therefore ideologies are value-laden and direction shaping.
The Princes and the P—?: A Modern Fairy Tale
March 4, 2011
Amalia’s father, King Norwood, was so proud and protective of his daughter, he sought to do what no father had ever successfully done: to protect her from Cupid’s poisonous arrows.