6. Céilsine — Finances and Cíosanna Dlite

This is the description of the sixth roinn saoghail that I introduced in my post, ‘Ceud Cheuman air an Ath-thuras.’ For an overview of the entire system, see that post. In our modern context this relates to money and business, but the original word implied relationships that were set by specific contracts and in which one member…

All Hail the Fluffy Bunny

This is going to be a very quick post that will not in any way express the depth of what is actually going on. Nevertheless I feel the need to document here something which I think is quite important. It has been growing on my mind that many of the points of contention that seem…

The Thing Under the Bed

The night before last, my four-year-old daughter was complaining about nightmares. Specifically she had a dream where, as she put it, she “saw her spirit and it was making scary faces” at her. In the dream she tried to hide with her mother, but every time she looked back there was her spirit making that…

Oakengrove College: A Synopsis of the Curricula

Three curricula constitute Oakengrove’s whole program of higher education: the undergraduate curriculum constitutes the first, while the second two are usually classified as successive levels of post-graduate education. At Oakengrove and because our focus is on balancing theoretical understanding with practical application, differences between the undergraduate and graduate curricula are really differences of depth and…

Remembering where I was …

For some time now I’ve felt somewhat conflicted over the Irish/Scottish Gaelic divide. I tend to vacillate between feeling like I need to select one tradition alone, keeping strictly to it while marginalizing the other, and feeling like it really doesn’t matter. I mean, the divide is really a post 1500 development in my mind,…