Bloomsday 2011 in Dublin, Ireland

Listening:

Bloomsday 2011 in Dublin, Ireland

I’ve got to be the only English Lit major in Dublin during Bloomsday festivities who hasn’t read the novel being honored, James Joyce’s Ulysses.

I’ve also got to be the only person in Dublin whose drink of choice is matcha green tea.

Still, tonight I’m going to St. Stephen’s Green to listen to Irish opera stars’ live performance of hallmark songs from Ulysses.

Stephen’s Green, now Ireland’s best known Victorian park, was once home to hangings, burnings, and whippings, which circles us back to my college experience, and how I felt while sitting through Creative Writing 101…

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