This is a standard of the folk scene in Ireland and wherever the Irish diaspora gather. It’s a lament for the emigrants and their descendants who live around the world. It can be difficult for those from some other nations to fully understand the emotional connections that Irish people have for their place of birth. […]
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead Cora is a slave. Her mother Mable is a slave. Her grandmother Ajarry is a slave who was, in the words of Bob Marley, stolen from Africa, brought to America. Yet Cora is strong like Ajarry. She has dreams like Mable. Cora intends to be free. Set in […]
Echoes in Death by J.D. Robb J.D. Robb, aka Nora Roberts, has done it again. What? (I hear you cry out) Well, penned a great novel, I quickly reply. Echoes in Death is yet another solid addition to the Lieutenant Eve Dallas series and is number 44 (published 2017) in a growing list. Eve Dallas […]
Concealed In Death by J.D. Robb Can reading J.D. Robb be described as a guilty pleasure for an adult male? I feel no guilt for the joy that I receive when I read the adventures of Robb’s Lieutenant Eve Dallas. It’s a great series. Eve Dallas is a beautiful, feisty, ass-kicking New York cop in […]
A rock version of a traditional Irish ballad.
Recently I had cause to recall a visit I made to New York city some years ago. On the day in question, I had visited a diner to get a bite to eat and had just sat down when I was approached by a fresh-faced, pleasantly attractive waitress. The exchange went as follows: – […]