Léirmheas – Ullchabháin Óga

Ba mhaith liom léirmheasanna a dhéanamh ar na leabhair a léim as Gaeilge do foghlaimeoirí. Is é seo an chéad iarracht. Coimeádfaidh mé an Gaeilge simplí is soiléir, agus beidh leagan Béarla ag deireadh an leathnach. Tá níos mó leabhair á léamh agam, ach táim ag tosú le leabhar atá críochnaithe agam. Is leabhar do […]

Space Opera by Cat Valente – A Book Review

Last night I finished Space Opera by Cat Valente. It’s a book that was recommended to me by a friend around the Eurovision time with a promise of glitter, glam, and the Eurovision in Space. I bought the book on Kindle and didn’t get a chance to read it for a few months, by which […]

Dublin Diary (Seattle Edition) – What is home, anyway?

We arrived back in Dublin more than four weeks ago.  I still don’t feel quite settled.  Since December 12th, I have slept in 8 different beds.  Constantly moving like that is surprisingly stressful, and mentally tiring.  And it has robbed me of the “coming home” sense that I felt entitled to after nearly three years away. […]

Dublin Diary – Christmas Music

Coming home around the holidays, it’s been hard not to focus on the holidays themselves. These are always emotional times, driven by nostalgia, and I have disadvantage on Nostalgia (WIS) saves.  But there is one thing that has stuck out this year against other years: usually by this time of year, I am sick and […]

Right, well…

Here are a couple of facts about me: I don’t like conflict.  By which I mean I don’t like people yelling at each other and not coming closer to a mutual understanding.  I don’t like it when people talk at cross-purposes and don’t take the time to understand the other person’s position. In times of […]