graphic novel of the 1916 events. Darkest ending of any graphic novel I have ever read.
- Most notable in the Declaration issued during the Rising: mention of exiled Irish in America and their support. Leaping Diasporas!
- I do like the use of usurpation in the declaration. Reminds me of something.
- I really liked the line about the English giving a language to the Irish that they used as a weapon against the British as so many Irish writers dominated the Anglosphere including their playing around with English words/grammar/conventions.
- The funny thing about walking into a Writers' Museum (the first one, I believe, in my many travels around the globe) is that I realized not only am I married to an aspiring writer but I am one as well. This should be obvious, given not just the blog but the books and articles and such, but I have never really identified myself as such. Obviously, I am not in the same class as Joyce and his pals except for the basic notion of putting words to paper and then having them published. I have often thought of myself as teacher, lecturer, researcher but writer? Hmmmm. Probably says something about my writing.
- For a country having deep economic problems, Dublin seems lively and robust. Lots of people walking around, with lots of restaurants (including froo-froo cupcake places) doing quite well, and lots of stores that seem to be thriving. I did see some dilapidated areas close to the Guinness storehouse, but this hardly feels like a place spiraling downwards.
- The streets are covered with students shilling for a variety of charities. Never saw this many kids asking folks to "support cancer" or fund hospitals or whatever.
- As a college town, Dublin seems like a great place to be. The stuff does not seem too expensive, and the place is swarming with young folks. We shall see in about two hours how brutal they are to visiting speakers.
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