Monthly Archives: June 2017

June Books

Non-fiction: 9 (YTD 25) Belgian solutions 1, by David Helbich The Case for Impeachment, by Allan J. Lichtman Great Again: How to Fix Our Crippled America, by Donald J. Trump The Broken Road, by Patrick Leigh Fermor Patrick Leigh Fermor: … Continue reading

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Thu, 12:56: RT @estwebber: let’s all take a minute to appreciate this painting of Gladstone on the bus https://t.co/XnKyoNJDfV Thu, 16:05: Commissioner @MimicaEU: We are analysing aid funding gaps left by the US https://t.co/IqnlK1cu0E Also much discussion of polio eradication. … Continue reading

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Three Patrick Leigh Fermor books

The Broken Road, by Patrick Leigh Fermor Second paragraph of third chapter: But the redeeming and beautiful line of the mountains sailed across the northern horizon. I pounded towards it, heading for the notch that marked the pass between the … Continue reading

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Dingle of the Husseys, Part 17 and end

The last day: The twenty-ninth we marched to Corke, where the Maiour and citizens receive the Lord Justice after their best manner. We met there with the wheat and malte which your lordship sente for the provision of the army, … Continue reading

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Wed, 14:47: RT @ceps_ech: Interested in today’s #NordStream2 event and debate? Follow us live on Twitter Periscope @ceps_ech! https://t.co/F6fbAjVqdp Wed, 16:32: Paddington Bear author Michael Bond dies aged 91 https://t.co/IMTkFkJ9BP Damn. Wed, 18:47: Dingle of the Husseys, Part 16 https://t.co/UixfI7iVth … Continue reading

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Dingle of the Husseys, Part 16

A short one today. The twenty-eighth we camped by the edge of Muskerry, in Sir Cormac Mac Teige’s countrie. Sir Cormac McTeig McCarthy, as Lord of Blarney, engaged in such flattering discourse with Queen Elizabeth that he gave his title … Continue reading

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Tue, 12:20: RT @apcoworldwide: APCO’s @nwbrux explains why the #DUP’s deal with the Conservative Party may appear better than it is https://t.co/qLJnz… Tue, 12:20: RT @EU_Competition: .@EU_Commission fines Google €2.42 billion https://t.co/GlRCC1G0TH https://t.co/KCarpERBtg Tue, 12:56: Harry Potter didn’t cure my … Continue reading

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Dingle of the Husseys, Part 15

This is one of the main tourist traps of Ireland now; who knows what it was like in 1580? The twenty-seventh, we marched by the famous Lough Leyn, out of which the ryver of Lowgen doth spring, and falleth into … Continue reading

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Mon, 12:20: RT @tnewtondunn: Breaking: DUP deal done – Theresa May and Arlene Foster sign a �1bn confidence and supply agreement in No10. Mon, 12:56: Catalonia’s referendum: Four views on whether the vote should go ahead https://t.co/hv8IDhVtpi Balanced stuff from … Continue reading

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Dingle of the Husseys, Part 14

In case you were wondering, there is no diary entry for 25 June 1580. The twenty-sixth, after storing of Castle-Magne with victuals, we marched thence towards Corke, through part of Desmond, the Erle of Clancartie‘s contrie, and camped that night … Continue reading

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Sun, 12:31: In the woods. @ Heverlee Bos https://t.co/Go3jJG3KcA Sun, 17:19: Two Professor Bell comics by Joann Sfar https://t.co/XfpqXwLvYd Mon, 01:13: RT @LettersOfNote: Blade Runner is 35 years old today. After seeing his first glimpse of the film, Philip K. … Continue reading

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Two Professor Bell comics by Joann Sfar

Second frame of third page of De Mexicaan met Twee Hoofden: The Mexican: "You cannot leave me to my fate. This head is driving me crazy. It keeps pulling faces and wakes me in the middle of the night by … Continue reading

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Sat, 12:56: RT @ULTRAGOTHA: Dear Hugo Voters – Have you voted? Vote, vote, vote!! Sat, 14:02: RT @davidallengreen: At this rate of progress, May will agree for UK to join the Euro by week four. https://t.co/JfnKyrH3Jf Sat, 16:05: Obama’s secret … Continue reading

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Sunday reading

Current Watchmen, by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons (a chapter a month) 1688: A Global History, by John E. Wills Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe Lives of Girls and Women, by Alice Munro Last books finished In Xanadu, by William … Continue reading

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Dingle of the Husseys, Part 13

The armies reunite: The twenty-fourth the Erle of Ormond came to us to Castel-Magne, in his route into Korke, bringing with him the Erle of Clancartie, O’Sullivan-Beare, O’Sullivan-More, O’Donoghuc-More, McFynin of the Kerrie, McDonogh, O’Keefe, O’Kallaghan, McAwley, and alle the … Continue reading

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Fri, 12:56: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’s graveyard comes back from the dead https://t.co/L61jz1XjlP Brilliant. Fri, 16:05: 12 ‘Doctor Who’ Jazz Funk Greats https://t.co/nIshuwpLtS Worth listening to! Fri, 17:13: RT @ceps_ech: Upcoming event on Nord Stream 2 & … Continue reading

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Dingle of the Husseys, Part 12

Off the peninsula: The twenty-third, we came to Castel-Magne where we found the pynance of the victuals at the Castel syde, and the master which guided her thyther, told my Lord Justice that he had sounded the channel, and durst … Continue reading

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Thu, 16:05: Running Commentary XV https://t.co/rbi9wvBRen @AndrewDuffEU on many Brexit issues, including Liechtenstein. Thu, 18:15: Dingle of the Husseys, Part 11 https://t.co/Qb705m1ILp Thu, 20:46: RT @RoguePOTUSStaff: For someone who doesn’t work here anymore Katie Walsh logs a lot of entries … Continue reading

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Dingle of the Husseys, Part 11

Start of the return journey: The twenty-second, having well refreshed our soldiers, and agreed on the plan of fortifications, with other matters for answering the service both by sea and lande. we returned back to Castel-Mayne, camping that night at … Continue reading

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Wed, 12:37: RT @UKPoliticalNews: ‘My Government will give the Democratic Unionists whatever they need to finally get this deal done’ #QueensSpeech http… Wed, 12:56: Russia’s Cyberwar on Ukraine Is a Blueprint For What’s to Come https://t.co/7GVXuZpmCZ *gulp* Wed, 16:05: London’s … Continue reading

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Dingle of the Husseys, Part 10

The next daie being the twenty-first we went to see the Forte of Smerwicke, five myles from the Dingell to the westward, accompanied by Sir William Wynter, Captain Bingham, and Mr. Greville. The thing itself is but the end of … Continue reading

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Tue, 12:56: Why a GNU Might be the Answer https://t.co/sRaYJDO3iC Tue, 14:53: RT @davidallengreen: The significance of the UK’s U-turn on day one of the Brexit negotiations, by me at @FT https://t.co/kr7iuEhD1q http… Tue, 14:55: RT @garyyounge: “British officials admit … Continue reading

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Dingle of the Husseys, Part 9

The expedition reaches Dingle. The twentyeth we came to the Dingell, where Sir William Wynter, Captain Bingham, and Mr. Fowlke Greville came to us from aborde the Queen's shippes, which laye in the Bay of Dingel, a mile to the … Continue reading

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Mon, 12:56: Meet the Runaway Who Inspired Beatles’ ‘She’s Leaving Home’ https://t.co/2iIzJr4StS I had always wondered about this! Mon, 16:05: The end of the Long 90s https://t.co/WcjybnDPA8 Could be? Mon, 17:04: Today’s profound thought from Duolingo. https://t.co/zfDt9txGUn Mon, 18:08: Dingle … Continue reading

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Dingle of the Husseys, Part 8

Paddling: The nineteenth, in our journey from Castel-Magne to the Dingell, which is xx miles off, we camped at a place which is near the Bay of Dingle, called “The Inch,” where my Lord Justice and I did practyse our … Continue reading

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Sun, 12:56: Memo to Theresa May: your new Brexit options https://t.co/vNc1X1maOz Biting, from the @ft. Sun, 14:55: RT @jeremycorbyn: I have written to @Theresa_May regarding the decision to hold a full and independent public inquiry into the fire at #Gre… … Continue reading

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Sunday reading

Current Watchmen, by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons (a chapter a month) A Woman of the Iron People, by Eleanor Arnason Last books finished Authority, by Jeff VanderMeer Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J. K. Rowling Acceptance, by … Continue reading

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Dingle of the Husseys, Part 7

From castle to castle: The eighteenth we went to view the Island, which is a high monstrous castel, of many roomes, but very filthye and full of cow-dung. Thence to Castel-Magne, where we camped that night, to the great comfort … Continue reading

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Sat, 13:30: RT @youngvulgarian: Blimey, that’s a leader and a half. https://t.co/rTBubpAHdQ Sat, 13:34: Excellent from former U.K. Diplomat and EC official @guitarmoog https://t.co/eeYG2RlCFs Sat, 16:05: RT @TeaAndCopy: One for sorrow Two for joy Three for a girl Four for … Continue reading

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Dingle of the Husseys, Part 6

A near miss, with compensation in loot: The seventeenth we marched towards the foot of the mountayn of Sleavloghra, which beginneth at Bally-McAuley, and is fourteen myles over to the playnes of Kerry, in which passadge our carrages and horses … Continue reading

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