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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Dickens Day

Bloomsday — who knew? Not me! I recently learned that June 16, the day James Joyce chronicled in Ulysses (June 16, 1904, to be exact), is celebrated every year in Dublin, where the story took place, and elsewhere as well. … Continue reading

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