Wisdom of James Joyce

Five Bits to Ponder for St. Patrick’s Day

  • “There’s no friends like old friends.”
  • “…and yet her name was like a summons to all my foolish blood.”
  • “The light music of whisky falling into glasses made an agreeable interlude.”
  • “I wanted real adventures to happen to myself. But real adventures do not happen to people who remain home: they must be sought abroad.”
  • “One by one they were all becoming shades. Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion than fade and wither dismally with age.”

-K-

March Movie Fest

A Handful of Flicks to Get You Irish Up

  • In Bruges-It stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson, a double shot of Irish.
  • Leprechaun-A 90s horror flick with Jennifer Aniston, enough said.
  • The Departed-Martin Scorsese couldn’t squeeze any more Irish into this crime thriller if he tried.
  • Far and Away-Who has the worse Irish accent Nicole Kidman or Tom Cruise?
  • The Boondock Saints-Drinking games are plentiful for this movie which makes it ideal for a St. Pat’s Day viewing.

-K-

A person only has so many bottles of bourbon in him/her, why waste any of them drinking over silly shit?

-K-

One Man’s Trash

Is Also His Story?

When is an empty bottle more than an empty bottle? Another way to start this journo would be to ask how many times have you walked past an empty booze bottle and wondered how it got there? A while ago I noticed that there were empty booze bottles showing up in the alley behind my house. I’ve always been a fan of mysteries so discovering the source of the bottles was a case I wanted to solve.

“Back Alley Bottles”

I found out rather quickly the case of the empty booze bottles wasn’t much of a mystery. A neighbor from across the alley was stepping behind his garage most afternoons and having a drink or few before going inside his house. Mystery solved. But there was still a story, and there were still unanswered questions. Was he drinking because of what happened each day or to brace himself for what was to happen each evening? What prohibited him from drinking in his own home?

Empty bottles may be trash but they are also stories. Stories that may be mysteries, stories that may not have resolutions. The mystery of the empty bottles in the alley may not have a resolution, but I’m positive it is a story of Prohibition.

-K-

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