Those of a certain age will recognise the Joycean nod towards JFK’s “Ireland’s green and misty island”.
Moved back to Ireland after twenty-two years living in Belgium as an expat, promising everybody – especially myself – that I wouldn’t be a “returned Yank”. But it’s hard sometimes.
So let’s pretend that the “green” refers to the fact that I never lost my youthful naïveté and the “musty” to the fact that I am now well past my sell-by date.
Interests include society and the economy, with particular reference to Ireland and Europe; education; history (particularly that of Ireland and of the two World Wars we’ve had so far); language(s); and music of various kinds.