Recommended reading . . .

I read an article several days ago that has stuck with me, the final lines in particular, so I thought I would share it with you: In Mullingar, people talk because there is no sea, by Michael Harding in the Irish Times.

The article begins with a reference to Queen Elizabeth’s visit to Ireland, but it quickly becomes more than a story about the Queen, drifting easily to memory of another time and place, with a kind of bitter-sweet nostalgia rooted in a present moment, in the twitter of birds in an attic and an image of a monarch on the television . . .


5 responses to “Recommended reading . . .

  1. I’d call that wistful & kinda sad… 😦

  2. Hey, I had an unrelated question to ask you (regarding NoRedirect), but this was the only way in which I was able to contact you.

    If you could please get back to me (and then delete this comment out):
    [email address deleted]

    Thanks, Bryan

  3. I’m pretty sure this is you?:

    I also use Frontier and wanted to just quickly ask what you’re using.

    I’m using the following which does not work:


    That’s all I needed to ask.

    Hope you can help, again… sorry to bother you especially in this off-topic medium.

    If you’re unable to help, apologies, I won’t bother you again.

    Thanks, Bryan

    • No need to apologize! I’d simply forgotten about the Firefox Noredirect extension and my comment on it. There should be better directions for the extension for adding new lines to it.

      I emailed you, but in case this can help anyone else who stumbles across this in a search, I’ll post the effective RegExp Pattern here, as well: ^http://(?:[^/]+\.)? then check the “DNS Error” option. That kept my browser from being hijacked by the ISP and brought to a search page rather than a 404 error.

      Hope this helps!

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