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Life As We Know It: Covid Pandemic

Tourism is the dominant industry in the Burren region of Western Ireland. Now the Burren has gone eerily quiet. No bright green “Paddy Wagon” tour busses whizzing along the narrow roads. No crazy German kids hiking with oversize backpacks. And no business for the pubs, restaurants, hotels, Airbnb flats and roadside attractions that are […]

Twenty Twenty Vision

The end of a decade is upon us and the English-speaking world is weary of political dramas. So let’s turn our attention elsewhere.

The time has come,’ the Walrus said,       To talk of many things: Of shoes — and ships — and sealing-wax —       Of cabbages — and kings — And why the sea […]