Saturday, March 17, 2007

Happy St. Patrick's Day

A few famous thoughts about Ireland and the Irish:

Ireland is rich in literature that understands a soul's yearnings, and dancing that understands a happy heart.
Margaret Jackson

This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever.
Sigmund Freud (about the Irish)

In Ireland the inevitable never happens and the unexpected constantly occurs.
Sir John Pentland Mahaffy

I'm troubled, I'm dissatisfied. I'm Irish.
Marianne Moore "Spenser's Ireland"

Sunday, March 11, 2007

NY Times-Nicholas D. Kristof

Mr. Kristof mesmerizes readers with insightful columns and today was no different. Powerful words demand attention, as well as a picture of a starving Ethiopian girl named Hidaya, whose image won't leave my mind. Kristof is sponsoring a contest in which a journalism student and middle school or high school teacher will win a chance to travel the world with him, blog for the NY Times and reach readers here—where most of us have plenty to eat.

Rules will be posted at and