What It Is Like To Be A Genius

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

I Once Thought Drinking Made Me Irish

On St. Patrick’s Day, Liam Day reflects on a time when he thought he needed to drink to be Irish.

Why Storytelling Has Always Been Better Than Lecturing, Period

Our relationships, marriages and the whole of our society would improve if we read more stories.

Book Review of “American Honor Killings: Desire and Rage Among Men”

David McConnell explores manhood through a literary lens akin to Capote’s “In Cold Blood.”

What’s Cooler than Cool? Dads Writing for Their Kids

Interview with the guys behind Daddy Cool, an anthology of dads writing YA stories and essays targeted at their kids

The Dentist, The Pogues, and Being Irish

This St. Patrick’s Day, Liam Day challenges the notion that in order to be a proper Irishman you have to get piss-drunk and belligerent.

And the Monarchs

  And the Monarchs   We shall talk again sometime, And I shall speak timidly About the morning’s quarter moon. I won’t mention Joyce or Hemingway or Kant, For I have never read their useless, futile words. When inspired and perhaps calm, I shall hint at the irony of all things, And I shall want […]