Wednesday, June 16, 2004


Today is the centenary of the events in Joyce's Ulysses.

There are plenty of authentically Joycean ways to celebrate Bloomsday, most requiring a partner and/or beer. A friend of mine suggests, "Read a little Joyce. Hoist a pint or two. Say "yes" to someone you love."

I plan to celebrate by performing the dangerous act for which James Joyce is most notorious. Yes, I know it has landed plenty of people in jail, although some people only start doing it when they're imprisoned. Not a few people have been killed for doing it.

I'm going to write.

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