Sunday, May 18, 2008

Just a reminder, Dear Bloggomaniacs,

Please BOOKMARK this site:

I am leaving for the UK on Tuesday, May 20th and I will not be reading many newspapers or posting my daily blog until my return June 8th.

BUT...from Friday, the 23d, when I arrive in Edinburgh, and then on a week later to Dublin, I will be posting photos and babble on my travel blog, Laughing In the Isles.

As for today, I found much of what was being sold as news, really warmed over stew...the media commenting on itself, the growing "support" for the drug shoot-up place ("If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.- Bertrand Russell), something's happening in hockey, and so on.

Here's my feeling.

We are not picking our family members out of the fallen rubble this morning. We are not fighting for medicines or food for our cyclone-devastated friends and neighbours. We are not dodging missiles hurled into our marketplaces. At least not at this moment.

Summer seems to have arrived with a welcome vengeance.

It's a long, lazy weekend.

Chill, baby...


PelaLusa said...

I'm most looking forward to your travel blog, David. And I'll be curious to see if you start writing in the local accent. :-)

Anonymous said...

Have a loverly time David. I'll be checking your travel blog.


Anonymous said...

I'm jealous David and can't wait to read about your adventures. Here's to enjoying a pint or two!

You may know that this statue of James Joyce is also affectionately known as 'The prick with the stick'.


David Berner said...


That may well be, but he remains one of my great heroes.

I read the Richard Ellman biography when I was still a teenager and like most of us, Joyce was hardly a saint.

THankfully, I have requirement for my heroes to also be saddled with sainthood.

Anonymous said...

Hey, I am checking this blog using the phone and this appears to be kind of odd. Thought you'd wish to know. This is a great write-up nevertheless, did not mess that up.

- David