El Laberinto del Fauno I really wanted to go see this film ever since I heard about it, and yer wan at the desk who tried to put me off by saying “you know it is in Spanish with subtitles” … Continue reading →
Did you know that it is less than a month till xmas? Did ya? That’s still a long time though, so you won’t find me adding to the “BUY NOW” mentality that seems to be swarming all over the place. … Continue reading →
Dear personages looking for images of Ronan O’Gara drunk please go here, or here, Blogarrah is the site to visit. Personally, if the man wants to go out and get drunk then I don’t really care. Although his wife may … Continue reading →
with Vincent Hogan ISBN: 1846050766 See also: ; Wikipedia ; BBC ; The Telegraph Paul McGrath is probably Ireland’s best loved sporting star. Known as god to many an Aston Villa fan, he was one of our greatest players ever. … Continue reading →
I’m away tomorrow, so happy thanksgiving to all you Americans. I’ll be away Friday too. May be back on Sunday. We’ll see. Plans being the opposite of what I make, see ;) I don’t have any other planned posts to … Continue reading →
What is it about the Irish blogosphere that we seem to be constantly saying there should be more women blogging. Pschaw. Who needs more bloggers? Let alone more women bloggers. If they all just came here and left inane comments … Continue reading →
23 March 1875
Today is my birthday, and I have received the greatest gift of all – freedom! I make these first poor scribblings aboard the westbound Union Pacific train with departed Union Station Chicago at 6.35 a.m. this morning, bound for Nebraska Territory.
In 1854 a Cheyenne chief asked the United States government for one thousand white brides to marry into the people. Cheyenne society was a matrilineal society the resulting children, to their minds, would belong to white society. Yet they would also have an understanding of Cheyenne ways, and so it seemed a good way of joining white man’s society. Of course this didn’t go down to well in the white man’s world, and the offer was refused.
In this novel Fergus imagines what would have happened had the US govt decided to go along with this Cheyenne idea. In secret, of course.
Thursdays. You gotta love Thursdays. Only one more day to the weekend. Not that I have any great plans for the weekend, but that isn’t the point. Indeed it is quite far from the point, possibly it is a blunt … Continue reading →