Posts Tagged: Irish writer in NYC

What Are “Feed Dogs”?

I know the wondering has kept you up at night. Here is a brief explanation from my appearance at the Franco-Irish Literary Festival in Dublin last month… I had too much fun talking fashion among literati for it to be

What Are “Feed Dogs”?

I know the wondering has kept you up at night. Here is a brief explanation from my appearance at the Franco-Irish Literary Festival in Dublin last month… I had too much fun talking fashion among literati for it to be

Desperately Seeking the Goon Squad

I’ve been seeking out people who loved Bowie this week hoping their company will ease the sadness of his passing. I’ve been mooching about like a teenager with my ears plugged and filled with his voice. Old songs, new songs,

Desperately Seeking the Goon Squad

I’ve been seeking out people who loved Bowie this week hoping their company will ease the sadness of his passing. I’ve been mooching about like a teenager with my ears plugged and filled with his voice. Old songs, new songs,

The Plight of the Misunderstood Genius

Teaching fashion design has its moments… It’s not all basic princess seams, zipper insertion and welt pockets; it offers opportunities for fully lined, shoulder padded, head-to-toe sequined, handkerchief-hemmed hilarity (No, really, it does.) I meet such variety of the human

The Plight of the Misunderstood Genius

Teaching fashion design has its moments… It’s not all basic princess seams, zipper insertion and welt pockets; it offers opportunities for fully lined, shoulder padded, head-to-toe sequined, handkerchief-hemmed hilarity (No, really, it does.) I meet such variety of the human

We’ll Always Have Paris

It is still difficult to comprehend what happened in Paris last weekend. Tonight as I write this there are reports of terrorist threats on cities as diverse as Brussels and Atlanta. Inside a crowded downtown Manhattan cafe, we hear a

We’ll Always Have Paris

It is still difficult to comprehend what happened in Paris last weekend. Tonight as I write this there are reports of terrorist threats on cities as diverse as Brussels and Atlanta. Inside a crowded downtown Manhattan cafe, we hear a

The Circle of Life

This is what my life looks like at the moment… Otherwise known as going around in circles. Wish me luck, off I go again…getting dizzy! My first novel, Silk for the Feed dogs, is available here. You’d think I’d have

The Circle of Life

This is what my life looks like at the moment… Otherwise known as going around in circles. Wish me luck, off I go again…getting dizzy! My first novel, Silk for the Feed dogs, is available here. You’d think I’d have

Pick Me Up, Don’t Tear Me Down

It has happened again. They won’t rest till they pave paradise and put up a Chase bank. This was my hangout. I read and wrote and blogged, or just sat cross-legged and daydreaming here. It was quaint and grungy. Shabby

Pick Me Up, Don’t Tear Me Down

It has happened again. They won’t rest till they pave paradise and put up a Chase bank. This was my hangout. I read and wrote and blogged, or just sat cross-legged and daydreaming here. It was quaint and grungy. Shabby

A Blooming Good Read

I should mention I have no method to my reading. If I had, I would waste less time on unworthy books (ah yes, The Goldfinch…) Currently I’ve chosen well. I am revisiting the illicit charms of Lady Chatterley’s Lover which

A Blooming Good Read

I should mention I have no method to my reading. If I had, I would waste less time on unworthy books (ah yes, The Goldfinch…) Currently I’ve chosen well. I am revisiting the illicit charms of Lady Chatterley’s Lover which

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

Let me be the first to lead you in a jig and let’s get this céilí started! Slainte!

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

Let me be the first to lead you in a jig and let’s get this céilí started! Slainte!

New York Times

As we celebrate Cristofero Colombo’s discovery of the new world on a random day in 1492, I thought I’d put together a little photomontage that represents  random little discoveries of any given day. There’s nothing history-changing among them, no new

New York Times

As we celebrate Cristofero Colombo’s discovery of the new world on a random day in 1492, I thought I’d put together a little photomontage that represents  random little discoveries of any given day. There’s nothing history-changing among them, no new

Writer on the Roof

I’ve been up on the roof. no, not to throw myself off. There’s no WiFi up there. The lengths––or heights––I will go to in order to dodge the clutches of procrastination. I have a new writing project deadline which I’ll

Writer on the Roof

I’ve been up on the roof. no, not to throw myself off. There’s no WiFi up there. The lengths––or heights––I will go to in order to dodge the clutches of procrastination. I have a new writing project deadline which I’ll