The Spirit Within
Friday, April 27, 2007
The Spirit Within
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Can you tell that I've been "renting" old Monk episodes on Netflix?
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Heritage of Ireland
The Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government’s Heritage of Ireland website is full of information on historic sites, parks and other cultural information. I chose the English setting, but the website is published in multiple languages.
Killarney National Park
A few of the sunset photos are incredible. The photos pages are worth taking a lot at. On this page you’ll find links to all six national parks.
· Killarney National Park
· Burren National Park
· Connemara National Park
· Glenveagh National Park
· Mayo National Park - NEW
· Wicklow Mountains National Park
At the very least, this website reminded me that there is a difference between dragonflies and damselflies. Pretty insects.
Museums and Galleries of Northern Ireland (MAGNI)
This website has links to the main websites of the museums they administer.
On the Ulster American Folkpark website, in the Children’s Corner there is a game called, Sail Away to America/Atlantic Crossing. I ran my ship into an iceberg and had to try again. Luckily that didn’t happen to my relatives when they sailed away to America for the reasons described on these web pages. You may find the pictures useful, as well as the basic information shared within the game.
Irish Studies Pages
Conrad Bladey's website is chock full of all kinds of information on Eire: history, legends, language, everything...
The Story of Ireland
A HTML version of the 1896 book by Emily Lawless.
Prehistoric Music Ireland
A look at the history of music in Ireland.
This popular magazine's website has so much to offer.
Irish Literature, Mythology, Folklore, and Drama
All kinds of general links on history, language, periodicals, literature, mythology, folklore, publishers, theater companies, fine arts, food, marketplaces, and free goodies like Celtic fonts and images.
Castles on the Web
Researching Irish Names
A genealogical website that can come in handy. This page has hyperlinks to areas with historical information regarding surnames.
Behind the Name: Irish Mythology Names
Behind the Name: Celtic Mythology Names
Traditional Irish Names
Some of the websites that follow would be great “general resources” as well.
Guide to Successful Writing
When it comes to writing dialogue, this web page suggests, "You can still use 'gonna' instead of 'going to' if the speech flows better, but never attempt (say) an Irish brogue with weird spellings." I’d tend to agree. At least with the main characters in a story. Too much flavor ruins the taste.
This website has pages of slang and proverbs and other information that is helpful from the standpoint of making the language authentic.
This section includes a number of travel resources. Not all are commercial websites. I have included some government webpages of famous sites.
Here is a webpage that describes the Blarney Stone of Blarney, Country Cork.
Run by the Belfast City Council, this website has some historical information.
Saint Patrick's Cathedral
These pages have a lot of historical information.
Ireland - an Interactive Country Guide
This is a real good page to jump off from. They have links to everything under the sun – even speed limits, in case you’re driving.
Official Guide to Northern Ireland
The Northern Ireland Tourist Board’s website had pages of different destinations.
A good website for finding destinations. They have a lot of information about historical sites such as castles, stones, abbeys, etc...
A great website where people from all over the world have created travelogues, travel tips, and share beautiful photography regarding travel destinations.
On-Line Dictionaries &
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Another extensive hyperlinked encyclopedia. This one has a lot of information. Search for “Tuatha Dé Danann” or “Irish mythology” or “Éire” or “Gaeilge” and you’ll find so much information that you could read for weeks. Interestingly, this page can be viewer created. Is there something you want to add?
Factbites: Where results make sense
They advertise - "What do you get if you cross a search engine with an encyclopedia? Factbites - a new way to search the web." If you haven't tried it yet, it really is a helpful search engine.
Had to include some of the websites I’ve seen regarding leprechauns.
A Field Guide to Irish Fairies
Need information about banshees, leprechauns, and changelings?
A personal website that has all kinds of other Irish links. WARNING: They have comet cursor, which is a generally annoying program. But, you can cancel and not install it.
Encyclopedia Mythica: Celtic mythology
A frame-driven page with hundreds of entries. It’s not about leprechauns and banshees. This is a list of the actual characters of mythology. You could find out what ceridwen means... name of an e-publisher.
For you bloggers....
Gaeilge: The Irish Gaelic Community
He’s keeping track of other “Norn Iron” bloggers.
They are keeping track of bloggers too.
If you make your own Web pages.
Celtic and Fantasy Clipart
This site has some links to Celtic books, mostly revolving around artwork.
Links to... Celtic true type Fonts, images that people can use, and much more.
Sloan St. James
Below are related organizations for writers.
Celtic Hearts Romance Writers
An RWA chapter specializing in romance related to Ireland and Scotland, etc...
tags: Ireland, writing research, romance authors, authors, books, Writing
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
A Newbie's Guide to Publishing
"I'm the author of the Lt. Jacqueline 'Jack' Daniels thriller novels Whiskey Sour, Bloody Mary, and Rusty Nail. Is it possible to make a living as a genre writer? Well, sort of..."
The author also has several free eBooks on-line.
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Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Here are some real life improbably probabilities I've witnessed....
My first love lives doesn't live next door to me. We moved 3000 miles to run into each other again. He lives an hour or so from here. Not exactly next door, but completely unexpected.
At my day job as a debt collector, there have been 4 million debtors we've had the opportunity to call over the last year at work. The lady I carpool with called her first boyfriend. She hadn't heard from him in 25 years, and hadn't been to that home town in 25 years either. She saw his name pop up on the screen, and sure enough... it was him. Another lady I worked with called her high school's secretary.
I've run into people I know in airports around the country, and most often we've both travelled great distances and were just at the same place at the same time.
When I lived in Anchorage, Alaska, I saw this woman smack her toddler and call him stupid. It really irritated me, and I told her exactly what I thought in firm and relatively polite language. She didn't really appreciate my observation no matter how politely I called her on her violent reaction and she told me to mind my business using profanity. Wouldn't you know, in a town of over 250,000 people I ran into that woman about once a month until the day that I moved.
Any stories along these lines?
Michele's post got me rolling on the floor.
Update... the video has been removed since this post was first written... The ideas discussed in this video brought to mind one mistake I s...
Wolf scene sand animation art
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