I also think the formalizing and organizing effects of writing down an idea would help to intentionalize* it. I’m always thinking of good ideas and promptly forgetting to do them, only to remember later and wish I had. I need to think, Do write it, DO achieve the written goal or devise intermediate goals to record and then achieve in pursuit of the original intentionalized idea.
Deep in Irish myth and legend, deeper than even that of Conn Cetchathach, he of the hundred battles, is the strange heritage of Crimthann Nia Nair. Crimthann was High King of Ireland for sixteen years that ran before Christ until eight years after the church determined our Lord was born and so divided the calendar, cutting all […]
Researching my heritage I didn’t have to look far to find the name Niall Noigiallach (Niall of the Nine Hostages.) In researching possible connections to the O’Neills and McNeils in my own genealogy I looked at Niall’s. He is a fascinating figure in Irish History and Legend, and, as you might expect, this is true […]
So Niall Noigiallach sits at this cusp of Irish history. He is a notable culmination of Irish political power despite being the son of a foreign princess. He raids outside the insular boundaries of the five fifths of Ireland taking hostages and holding sovereignty in Scotland, Britain, Mann, and perhaps Brittany on the European mainland.
I’m sure you are familiar with the naming convention of many Celtic peoples where a son is named after his father or at least a notable fore-bearer. Among the Irish you have Mc and Mac and O s which are really Ui s. The Welsh use Ap and Map the same way. In short O’Neill […]
The debt we are loading on future generations IS immoral, not only in the most absolute sense of what God thinks (see number eight) of stealing someone else’s money, but also in the social contract sense of having a document and a set of values laid out in a Constitution that we are violating at the expense of children without franchise. They have no vote, but they will pay this debt or they will be buried by it.
I have needed to establish a timeline of the events in the socio-political development of Tir Na Nua. I continue to do research to aid me in creating a world that is both interesting and informative. By interesting I probably mean entertaining and enjoyable. By informative I mean that it should seem realistic, internally consistent, in the world […]
I’ve been working on some “projects” instead of writing. I’m not saying that they were critical, but they have cut into my writing time. Among these was rereading a couple of novels because I thought that the next in the series MUST have been released. I thought I actually saw that it was, but no. […]
If the United States of America ceases to be, if we implode into a wasteland of warring barbarians picking through the bones of a once great society or live (if you can call it that), exist rather, as slaves of Imperial China it won’t be the end of the world.
I mentioned in my post about my progenitor, Niall of the Nine Hostages, High King of Ireland, son of Eochaid Mugmedon (Slave Lord), that I found Finn MacCool in the genealogy of Niall Glundub (Black Knee) Just an aside. Does anyone know why Niall Black Knee was called Black Knee? I have no idea and […]