Category Archives: Literature

Into the West

Back in May, in celebration of the first annual Tolkien Burren Festival, we took a look at how author J.R.R. Tolkien’s love for Ireland – especially the Burren – may have influenced The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. … Continue reading

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If it’s written in the annals…

I get a kick out of the commercial where a man’s using his State Farm app to diagram an accident. A female friend of his comes along and asks what he’s doing. She says, “I thought State Farm didn’t have … Continue reading

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Cormac for President

As you cast your vote for the next President of the United States, take pride in knowing that you’re carrying out an ancient Irish tradition. Of course, there were no voting booths then, no campaign funds, no polls, and certainly … Continue reading

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The Queen’s Gambit

I don’t get it. I’m playing chess on my new Nook and getting slaughtered on the easy game setting. The queen comes screaming out of nowhere! But I can hold my own on the difficult setting. I guess “easy” means … Continue reading

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