Fourteen Nights of Thoughts

Fortnight is a funny word isn't it? While the words we use in English to refer to periods of a single Earth rotation all end in 'day', a period of two weeks derives from a phrase meaning 'fourteen nights'. Still, not as odd as in French, Portuguese, and Spanish, which refer to the same periods … Continue reading Fourteen Nights of Thoughts

The Predictable Part of the Aftermath

Writing this late on Monday evening, the election count is almost done. The unexpected surge from Sinn Féin (SF) has completely shaken up the political structure in Ireland, and whatever the outcome may be, this will go down as an historical election. Now that the votes have been (almost entirely) tallied, the focus will shift … Continue reading The Predictable Part of the Aftermath