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Monday, November 10, 2003
 
Although Freud is "out" , and serotonin is "in" , I still find stuff like this book on PSYCHOHISTORY fascinating..

The political situation in Northern Ireland is compex, frustrating, and often as sticky as a bog..elements in my family background, political views, personal studies and religious affiliations place me firmly....in the middle. Here's a selection of sites from various viewpoints...

The background: Huge internet reource CELT

History of Ireland in Song

Ulster Scots Resources

Easter Uprising 1916

James Connolly(Marxist Republican)

Republican Writer's Guild

Stubborn and Dogmatic : Ian Paisley

Stubborn and Violent: Continuity IRA

The Good Guys: Peace People



A very different Celt from these was the Welsh author, Arthur Machen. He wrote weird and mysterious tales, with a Celtic background, and was a great influence on my local hero, H.P. Lovecraft.

Friends of Machen provides a variety of info and links..

Caerleon was his home turf, and he's remembered on these pages as well..

Here's a GALLERY of book and magazine covers featuring his work..

Alan's Site This guy has a nice page on Machen, but also a lot of other great stuff, including his own work..

Three of Machen's stories online: The Great God Pan Different Format

The White People

Hill of Dreams


A great, eccentric, one-of-a-kind American composer: Charles Ives

Dutch Divas primarily singers, but a good section on conductors as well. In English or Dutch.

This page from Wisconsin Pottery links to many great sites about American pottery. The fact that "yuppies" and wealthy little old ladies collect it on ebay, and have jacked the prices out of my range, has not dimmed my love for these pieces. I just have to enjoy them at someone else's house..

More History: World War One (huge, good - the site, not the war!)

Workhouses

Eating Utensils

Even Clauswitz has his fans..


Dull Men's Club

What to say to Girl Scouts selling cookies...

"In the morning when thous risest unwillingly, let this thought be present - I am rising to the work of a human being."
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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