Tag: james joyce

  • I’m with the Banned

    I’m with the Banned

    On Monday, with the stroke of a pen, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed into law House Bill 2789 — a measure that withholds state monies from libraries that ban books. As Chicago’s NPS affiliate, WBEZ, reported, “Under the law, libraries have to adopt the American Library Association’s Library Bill of Rights, which says, among other…

  • To James Joyce: A Bloomsday Apology

    To James Joyce: A Bloomsday Apology

    Dear James Joyce – It being Bloomsday and all, I just wanted to apologize for not having finished reading Ulysses. Again. I know, I know, this is totally ridiculous, not least of which because my own mother named me for one of your major characters…

  • Hemingway vs. Joyce App

    Write Like Hemingway App http://t.co/cHXGGEksvB The Write Like Joyce app just puts “yes” after every other word pic.twitter.com/h8ljT0DAYj — Daedalus Howell (@daedalushowell) September 12, 2015

  • Bass Fishing in America: The Search for Meaning in a Beer Bottle

    Bass Fishing in America: The Search for Meaning in a Beer Bottle

    Bass Ale cameos in works by Manet, Picasso, Joyce and Dylan Thomas, so how does this help the search for meaning in the universe?

  • Look Homeward Angel

    After two-and-a-half years of self-imposed exile in the East Bay, my family and I are repatriating to Sonoma County – specifically to my hometown of Petaluma. For me, the move marks an interesting chapter in my ongoing autobiographical opus, which I’ll likely lead with an epigram cribbed from Simon and Garfunkel: “Homeward bound, I wish…

  • From Kindling to Kindle

    Will the future of reading affect the future of writing? James Joyce, it is said, became so disgruntled while drafting his first novel that he threw it on the fire. His girlfriend rescued the work-in-progress from the flames, and the subsequent rewrite became A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Such acts of…