ON AGAIN OFF AGAIN FINNEGAN

Wherein the author tackles James Joyces’ most challenging work, in honour of Bloomsday on June 16. by Geoff Olson (June 2016) This Sunday marks Bloomsday, the annual celebration of Irish author James Joyce and his works. On June 16, 1904, Joyce and Nora Barnacle first went for the walk through Dublin he later immortalized in …

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AHEAD IN THE STARS: Arthur Eddington and the Great Eclipse of May 29, 1919

by Geoff Olson (May 2019) “Wherever a way opens we are impelled to seek, conscious that in this activity of mind we are obeying the light that is in our nature.” - Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington A total solar eclipse is an extraordinary event. The air cools as the moon slowly nibbles into the disc …

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BASTARDS & BODDHISATTVAS – from high hopes to high office

– by Geoff Olson – Common Ground, May 2019 This month I’ve been tasked to write on “why voters don’t trust politicians once they get into power.” The simple answer is that they’re all a bunch of lying bastards. There, that was easy. See you in a future issue, folks! Perhaps I should expand on …

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