For Éire’s Sake

Language is one of the biggest pillars of identity, and the Irish are fierce when it comes to defending theirs. I believe that their efforts in keeping their language alive and healthy are failing. I will sum up in a…

Three Months With a Fiddle

The discussion on learning a musical instrument as an adult is all-too discouraging, and it doesn’t help when one stumbles upon a video of a kid playing a concerto by Mozart before he’s taken his first steps. Even gifted musicians…

On Mathematics

I remember that a friend once asked me what I liked about mathematics, and I was ashamed about the quality of the answer I gave him. I don’t remember the answer, but I do remember the feeling of shame. One…

The High Cross Debacle

It was an ordinary day in in Kilkenny, and the light faded as Niall and I herded the cows into the parlour in order to take care of the afternoon’s milking. Niall got the cows from the paddock with the…