Geek love

Wednesday, December 17, 2003 So I’m fascinated with medieval saints, enjoy reading Latin and Old Irish, and should probably have been born around 1900. But there’s another part of me that’s a complete geek, and loves the latest gadgets and gizmos. And this is the part that’s having fun with my new camera phone. The […]

In America

Monday, December 15, 2003 Jim Sheridan’s In America proved entirely too moving for me. I was in bits at various stages throughout the film – not just a few tears in my eyes, but full-on weeping. Powerful stuff. I’d been expecting not to enjoy it, and there’s no doubt it’s hugely sentimental, but Sheridan somehow […]

Dedication’s what you need

Wednesday, December 10, 2003 Pulling the last bits together on the book – time for a dedication and some acknowledgements. The dedication’s simple enough – I promised it to my nephews, one of whom bears the name Columbanus as a direct result of my bike journey. I feel responsible, so the least I can do […]

Foggy Phoenix

Wednesday, December 03, 2003 Last night I rode my bike through the Phoenix Park, on my way to Blanchardstown. On the way up, at about 5pm, the light was fading, and a layer of mist was gathering on the grass. With the moon rising behind me, it was a lovely scene. On the way back, […]