Looking in the mirror no longer shows me an image of how I think I look. Now it asks me questions about the future and reminds me that I am no longer the fairest in the land. My young maths students crack the odd joke about me developing bald spot and I find myself envying their youth and stupidity.
Once upon a time the idea was to have wall-to-wall bookshelves stacked with tomes of great literature and dazzling academic brilliance. Over the years it turned into paperbacks; Penguin classics Everyman editions – pulp fiction of the very worst sort. Acht, the best laid plans of mice and men. Four house moves later and the … Continue reading Losing Weight from the Shelves
Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael Bookish people get a kick out of reading. Many of them get an even bigger buzz reading a particular thing in a place that is evocative of the material they are reading. The Divine Comedy in Florence, Ulysses in Dublin, The Da Vinci Code in Paris or the Irish Independent … Continue reading Kafka and Dublin’s Public Transport