St Columba gets a shout-out (as does “The Chronicles of Iona: Exile”)

The clairvoyant gifts of the real St Columba got a shout-out on one of my favorite history blogs yesterday—Beachcombing’s Bizarre History Blog (The outlandish, the anomalous and the curious from the last five thousand years).  http://www.strangehistory.net/  As did my book, “The Chronicles of Iona: Exile”, which Dr. Beachcombing rather kindly equates to T.H. White’s “The…

Visit the Irish High Crosses (without visiting the Irish High Crosses)

I’ve just run across a link to a exhibition currently underway at the Collin Barracks, Dublin, site of the National Museum of Ireland–an exhibition of antiquarian plaster-of-paris casts of six of Ireland’s extraordinary High Crosses.   (www.museum.ie/en/exhibition/irish-high-crosses.aspx)  These casts were made 1896-1908 for display in international fairs and museum collections–to export, in this case Ireland’s, heritage in…

Steve Jobs (1955-2011)

Just a short post to pass along some words of wisdom from a true visionary: “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner…