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That summer doesn’t
haunt my dreams; what’s worse is that
I almost can’t remember it at all.
It’s a heavy, empty patch of longing,
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Damned If I Look Back

Two things struck me while visiting Chicago last week.

Firstly, of course, the architecture, with neo-Gothic, Art Deco, neoclassical and Modernist styles combining harmonically to form an exhilarating urban ensemble. 194 more words

20th Century

Friends for Life

The reason, in case you’re wondering, why you haven’t heard from me for a while is that I’ve been writing – yep, you heard correctly, and most days at that! 632 more words

First Time Author, Peter Waugh Launches Debut Novel - "Half Irish"

Northern Ireland has produced its fair share of literary talent over the years – C.S Lewis, Brian Friel and Seamus Heaney to name but a few and one local man is hoping to follow in their illustrious footsteps as he debuts his first novel this summer, just in time for the Belfast Book Festival. 554 more words


Charity Exhibition - Artist Bios - Pamela Greene; Edward Cartin

Pamela Greene

I’ve always loved art but didn’t practice until late in life (better late than never) and really took the plunge when I signed up for a part-time HND in Fine Arts which I passed with distinctions in 2012.   220 more words


This word "empire"

It feels like a strawman or too easy a target, but Ross Douthat is published in the national newspaper of record.  Thus, when he defines empire as glorious, England’s “world-bestriding past,” and slams the nationalist independence movement in Scotland, he is speaking for, and to, many: 821 more words


Hope Ripples in Ireland.

Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events. It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped.

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