Any listener of the excellent Something Rhymes with Purple – a podcast about strange and forgotten words – will know that language can be a laughing matter. The two presenters, an endearing […]
Irishman in Berlin: A Short Story
A recent trip to Berlin, via Easy-jet and German literature, made a deep impression on me.
Coda – A Poem About Isolation
A poem about walking around the city, through the different parts and around the different people.
Spoken, Loved, Unwritten: The Strange Evolution of the Basque Language
The Basque language remained unwritten for 1,000 years. Find out why.
Fitting In: How The Irish Became Spanish
In our previous article, we discussed how the Irish came to Spain. It was a eulogy for the death of Gaelic Ireland and an essay on the uncertain future of those newly […]
Words Perched on Branches: The Language of Beauty
There are as many languages in the world as visions of the realities we live in.
On Track – A Short Story
Then we raised a glass to JFK and a thousand more besides When I got back to my empty room I suppose I must have cried