Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Round Midnight

God - it's pouring with posts here. I'm just listening to last night's radio as I work. RTÉ's Round Midnight is generally worth listening to on Tuesday nights (even if you have to skip through the news), but last night (streamed on RealPlayer) was a classic. Some really interesting stuff, especially Colm McCann's essay, the piece on Reparations for Slavery and panhandling (!) and the Australian Cricket Referees.

Hiatus Hiatus

Just taking a brief break from my work-and-life-driven hiatus to mention the fact that Crooked Timber has launched an online seminar on Susanna Clark's spectacular Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell. Should be well worth keeping an eye on!

Wednesday, November 02, 2005


Well, the changing of the clocks has really brought the Autumn here. Still, I do like the rare crisp sunny days in Belfast: they make the rain worthwhile...

Tuesday, November 01, 2005


Well, here's another photo: I'm busy writing (and re-writing) papers and learning to use Joomla, which could save me a lot of bother over the next few years, so no time for reading and writing in the good ol' blogosphere...

Still, there's always time for reading a few of my must-see blogs (generally at the moment, NIMagyar, Crooked Timber and Slugger) and for catching up on goings on in Stephen and Mel's lives.