Today I experienced full immersion while enjoying Dublin's terrific history exhibit 'Dublinia.'
If you are in Dublin, this exhibit is wonderful. I saw bits of it a few years ago, and was eager to return and spend some real time there. The curators and cosplaying docents were absolutely fantastic. I learned a ton about the evolution of Dublin over the last 1200 years or so, and immediately took a walk about town to see a number of the landmarks and artifacts they discussed.
Pooping in medieval times seems like hard work.
Halloween, like many modern American holidays, is a kind of mashup of different cultural traditional traditions rooted in the autumnal harvest, and some kind of celebration or connection with the spirit world. You see it in Mexico with Dia de los Muertos; and in pre-Christian Ireland, it was Oíche Shamhna (“Shamna” being the genitive form […]
Motherfoclóir is a delightful podcast about language and linguistics as they relate to Ireland (“foclóir” being the Irish word for “dictionary,” and thus completely unrelated to that homophonic English-language word you’re surely thinking of, c’mon). While that might seem like a niche topic outside of the Emerald Isle herself, a recent episode tackled something that’s […]
The 2019 World Science Fiction Convention is being held in Dublin, and tonight, the con presented the annual Hugo Awards, voted on by the attendees and supporters of this year's con.
There’s much ado about coffee brewing methods these days, but most of us – at least on the busy weekdays – just want our morning joe to be consistent, easy, and most of all, fast. If that sounds like anyone on your Christmas list, they’re going to get a lot of mileage out of the […]
Online shopping is going to be through the roof this month, and you’d better believe that hackers know it. If you’re going to invest in a virtual private network, now is the time. Especially when Windscribe VPN is offering its own holiday discount. At their current price point, it’s well worth jumping on the paid […]
Cheap massage chairs are a common Christmas gift, but we’re willing to bet they don’t get a lot of actual use from the people who could really use a massage. We’re talking about people with deep, chronic joint pain or anyone who does a serious workout on a regular basis. For that kind of soreness, […]