I am an ARTIST

Tuesday, May 25, 2004 It’s official – my book has (or is ‘generally recognised as having’) artisic merit. Got my artist’s exemption from the Revenue Commissioners recently. The practical benefit is that I don’t pay tax on the income from The Accidental Pilgrim (only from the sales/advance – not any other related income, like articles […]

Return to Bewleys

Saturday, May 15, 2004 ‘God, isn’t it terrible they might be closing Bewleys down?’ It’s become a standard conversational gambit in Dublin to say the following:’God, isn’t it terrible they might be closing Bewleys down?’ Which is most often met with, ‘Yes, but the food and drink aren’t the best, and they haven’t kept up […]

Galway and Santa Fe – separated at birth?

Monday, May 10, 2004 it was abundantly clear that I’d be much happier there than in D7 Galway is like Santa Fe, New Mexico (shown left, or is that Galway?). Which is handy, as I like Galway, and I’m moving to Santa Fe. Wandering around the city of the tribes on Saturday morning, the people […]

Media frenzy

Sunday, May 09, 2004 armed with only a 50 yoyo voucher from last chrismas, I stalked the aisles in search of brilliance and bargains Last weekend I went on a media frenzy in Tower Records. Armed with only a 50 yoyo voucher from last chrismas, I stalked the aisles in search of brilliance and bargains, […]

Cuttings and coverage

Tuesday, May 04, 2004 a while spent slaving over a hot scanner A while spent slaving over a hot scanner has produced additions to the reviews and press coverage of the AP site. Head on over for everything from this weekend’s Irish Times piece, to me choosing my favourite place for the Sunday Tribune. Posted […]

Site stats for April

Tuesday, May 04, 2004 The stats are pretty modest, but obviously a lot better than they would have been if I didn’t have a site. Here are the key stats for the Accidental Pilgrim site for April: Total Hits: 11021 Total Files: 8545 Total Pages: 1592 Total Visits: 539 Pretty modest, but obviously a lot […]

Irish Times and the Dubliner

Saturday, May 01, 2004 I’m in the Irish Times magazine today – a good interview and slightly bizarre photograph. Also in The Dubliner magazine, talking about what little I know. I’ll scan all the cuttings in, and stick them up on the Accidental Pilgrim site when I get the chance. And a happy May Day […]