Eyes for teeth waving over me

Not to bring you down from your holiday cheer, but today marks a year since the Indian Ocean earthquake, and resulting tsunami. Since then 2005 hasn’t exactly been disaster free now has it? There was Katrina in the USA, and more recently the earthquake in Indai/Pakistan. I was watching The Big Bite on RTE recently, […]

Cultural Identity

I have been reading The Isles by Norman Davies. This is a history of the collection of European Islands which are often called the British Isles, or Britain and Ireland, or various different names. Davies uses the term The Isles because names are not politically neutral, and although it may seem like a silly thing […]