Goodnight and joy be with you all

Who would have ever foreseen that 2011 would get here without so much as a whisper of a hover-car? Or even a holiday on the moon. But then again, we do have monile phones and the internet so I think we’re winning. Maybe… Anyway, the start of one year means …

Drood

by Dan Simmons

On the 9th of June, 1865, ten passengers were killed when a train crashed at Staplehurst. Among the passengers who survived the disaster was the novelist Charles Dickens. Meeting his friend, Wilkie Collins, soon afterwards Dickens describes a strange individual he came across at the site of the crash. This man, Drood, is to drag both Dickens and Collins into the depths of Victorian London’s criminal and poverty stricken underbelly. Will he also lead to murder and insanity?

2010 #1

I didn’t get very far with my weekly photos last year. Only had 8 or so I think, judging by archives. But still, 8 is better than none. Right? This was taken from my apartment balcony in Mullingar. It was taken the week before Christmas and the weather is still …