Pól Ó Lorcáin
Paul Larkin

Chroniclers are privileged to enter where they list, to come and go through keyholes, to ride upon the wind, to overcome in their soarings up and down, all obstacles of distance, time and place.
Charles Dickens - Barnaby Rudge, Chapter The Ninth

Scéal fá choinne Oíche Shamhna - A story for Halloween


He was just putting his tools away when to his surprise, she entered the room in her precise, almost ethereal way - head aloft as if balanced on a stick and carrying a tray of tea and sandwiches, with arms that were too long for her slim frame. She placed the tray down onto the low table beside him with an ease and grace that he loved to behold. Then she retired slightly. Her arms protruding still from her body as she looked at him. It was like an offering. More of a wait than a smile to see if he would like to stay a while longer. Now that the work was over.
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Response to the "Coming out as an artist" blog - from visionary yet definitely not hooked up Architect Brian Anson

22 Oct 2007 13:46:56 +0100 - Perigeaux region France

From Brian Anson artist/architect and revolutionary


Pablo.........we won't let them win! I've got
tactics that come from the
heart not from the barrel of a gun!
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Ag teacht amach mar ealaíontóir - Coming out as an artist

Working class people in the English speaking world face a number of huge obstacles when seeking to rise above their economic condition in order to get doing what they really want to do. Of course, ordinary people living in Third World countries face a daily struggle to survive but that doesn’t lessen the difficulties of trying to create your first novel, poem or painting whilst you are on the breadline in a “developed" country. I will return to this subject at a later date but one point that is important is the naming of the aspiration in question. Léigh an t-alt uilig - Read Full Article....


I know we all need to compromise but........

Revealed - The real difference between Germans and the Irish

I had a conversation with a neighbour, a German lady, this morning about her forthcoming three month trip to Africa. She was, understandably, very excited and had just bought a new digital camera, which was the initial launch pad for our conversation. Now when people get excited, in my experience, they reveal parts of their character, or, indeed, traits belonging to their particular race or tribe, which do not always surface in everyday conversations about say, the price of bread, or isn’t the weather terrible. Léigh an t-alt uilig - Read Full Article....


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