Saturday, February 14, 2004

Happy Valentine’s Day

“....... anyhow its done now once and for all
with all the talk of the world about it people
make its only the first time after that its just
the ordinary do it and think no more about it
why cant you kiss a man without going and
marrying him first you sometimes love to
wildly when you feel that way so nice all over
you you cant help yourself I wish some man
or other would take me sometime when hes
there and kiss me in his arms theres nothing
like a kiss long and hot down to your soul
almost paralyses you .......”

Tuesday, February 10, 2004

The famous “dark, gaunt house” at
15 Usher’s Island has been rescued
from deterioration just in time for the
100th anniversary of Bloomsday.
Purchased by Joyce fan Brendan Kilty
a few years ago, the four story house
was in major disrepair.

“ The top floor had been torn down to
save its then owners the trouble of
patching up a leaking roof, while the
back wall was bowed to the point of
near collapse.

"We removed two buckets of syringes
from the ground floor alone -- it was
a total squat," said Kilty, who set
about transforming what he considers
one of the world's premier literary

Check out the entire article at Reuters.

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