Aras 2011 PCA →
A spreadsheet of aras11 constituency results. →
A question for the #aras11 candidates.
On 17 October I asked all seven Irish presidential candidates this question “Quick question: how do see the president helping address the challenges and biases faced by the Travelling Community?” on twitter. Two, Mary Davis and Michael D. answered straight away, the other five I asked again the next morning, Dana answered that evening, the rest haven’t answered yet, although...
Bea Nettles: Turning 50. →
In Abyssinia they have civet farms. Twice a week you take a stick and go and...– Mark Staithes in Aldous Huxley’s Eyeless in Gaza describing civet, an ingredient of perfume, collected from polecats. It seems amazing the civit was transported in buffalo horn, what weird imbalance of supply and availability made that sensible? The internet agrees, though, that it was.
A limerick from _Eyeless in Gaza_.
There was a Young Fellow of Burma Whose betrothed had good reasons to murmur. But now that they’re married he’s Been taking cantharides And the root of their love is much firmer. In a drunken scene in Aldous Huxley’s Eyeless in Gaza a roaring lord recites the first four lines of the Limerick above. The last line isn’t given but I found the whole limerick here ...
_The Indoor is Endless_ by Tomas Tranströmer →