[Book Nerd Links] Mann, Rhys, Joyce, Proust, and Plath

[Alternative Muses] Coming and Going: James Joyce/Gene Kelly Mashup

“A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.”-James Joyce (born on 2 February 1882)

Gene Kelly

Gene Kelly (died 2 February 1996)

Happy Birthday James Joyce, You Stylish Gent

James Joyce was born on 2 February 1882. Although he was born too early to grace the pages of GQ…

James Joyce, circa 1918

James Joyce, circa 1918













…he went on to have quite the literary career. You may have heard of him?

QUOTE: “A man’s errors are his portals of discovery.”

SOME WORKS: Chamber Music; Dubliners; A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man; Ulysses; Finnegan’s Wake.


Handmade Vintage Cameo Pendant Necklace of James Joyce by Blings To Pay The Bills

Handmade Vintage Cameo Pendant Necklace of James Joyce by Blings To Pay The Bills. $22.48 USD

Daily Diversion #42: Dublin Will Be Written in My Heart*

It’s no secret that the Daily Diversion series features visual slices from the non-writing part of my life. Naturally, the photographs are always original Maedezs. I’m making an exception today-a magnificent exception.

My sweet, fierce, and always inspiring momma is on the first day of a five-week solo backpacking journey across Ireland and England. When she confided her vacation plans to me a year ago-a little breathless, but terribly excited-I saw her as I have always seen her, since I was a wee girl: as a passionate, committed, creative, free-spirited, positive woman. Any fearlessness I possess, is because of her. Any single-mindedness. Any ability to see beauty in the finite or the infinite or to see possibility in all things, however graceful or raw. It’s all because of her.

Her adventure starts in Dublin.

Terrace View. Dublin, Ireland.

Terrace View. Dublin, Ireland.

*”When I die Dublin will be written in my heart.”-James Joyce

Scene from Dublin, Ireland.

Scene from Dublin, Ireland.

Both photos are courtesy of my mom, Kay.