August 2015

LETTING GO (Ali Isaac) Irish lore, ghosts, coming to terms with the past

Thursday Quotables – Letting Go

She strides towards me, gathering form as she approaches. Her feet sink just below the surface, kicking up tiny splashes with each step. I should be afraid, but I’ve shifted beyond fear. When she stops,…


Childhood of the Morrigan (fantasy) - The Morrigan is most well known as an Irish Goddess who appears in crow or raven form, and is associated with battle, warriors, sovereignty, prophecy, and Otherworld power

Mórrígan

“Rising up into the air, they took to the sky and flew. From west and beyond west, into the wind and through it, they came past countless moons and suns. One laughed and briefly wore…


The Heat's Down

The heat’s down

Have you noticed? As the height on summer hits, everybody disappears from the blogosphere and the socials, and the once who stay (say, me!) is left catching the echo of their own voice. And anyway,…


STUDS (James T. Farrell) From the collection, "Chicago Stories", this is the story where Farrell's most famous character, Studs Lonigan, was created

Thursday Quotables – Studs

For Studs will be miserable in Heaven, more miserable than he was on those Sunday nights when he would hang around the old poolroom at Fifty-eight and the elevated station, waiting for something to happen….


That's Right (The Swingrowers) Original electro-swing song of the band from Palermo

That’s Right! These are the Swingrowers

I actually have to thank Tome Wilson from dieselpunks.org for discovering this band… that is an Italian band from Palermo! I couldn’t find a lot of info about them, though, other than they play techno-swing…


Tagathlon

Tagathon | Would You Rather…

It’s been quite a few weeks since Ali tagged me for this challenge. Ali, I haven’t forgotten, it was just a strongly hectic few weeks. Ali’s entry can be read here. As for me, here…


Michael Jordan - I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.

That’s why I succeed

I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again…


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