Tag Archives: James Joyce

Bloomsday Blooms

It almost slipped past me, but I just managed to grab it by the tale — pun intended! Today, June 16, is officially Bloomsday — and probably the most famous single day in literature. Why? June 16, 1904 is the … Continue reading

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Dubliners Delivers

Wine, pizza, beers, blondies, and classic prose — what a delightful combo for a chilly evening! On the agenda for my craft-of-writing group: Dubliners by James Joyce — a collection of scintillating stories by a stylist with a sharp eye … Continue reading

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Fat Books

OK, I confess! I’m supposed to be poring over Dubliners by James Joyce for my reading group, which is getting together — egad! — in less than a week. But instead, I’ve been slowly plowing through that door stopper of … Continue reading

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Then Again

“To be a writer is to sit down at one’s desk in the chill portion of every day, and to write; not waiting for the little jet of the blue flame of genius to start from the breastbone—just plain going … Continue reading

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Eureka Moments

Conventional wisdom holds that breakthrough discoveries in science are made by innovators under the age of 30. Consider Albert Einstein as a case in point: he made his most exciting discoveries in 1905 when he was only 26. But here’s … Continue reading

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Getting Better

“When you work as hard as I do, having confidence is no problem.” Jordan Burroughs I love this comment! Jordan won an Gold medal in wrestling at the London Olympics, so he surely knows a thing or two about hard … Continue reading

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Divine Music

“I am not afraid of chaos, because chaos is the womb of light and life. What I don’t like is mismanagement of chaos.” Franketienne Franketienne, known as the “father of Haitian letters, is 75 and still going strong. He’s published … Continue reading

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