DOTL: Bloomsday at Chicago Scots Scottish Festival and Highland Games

  For Bloomsday, Best Fest Buddy Tom and I broke out the kilts last Friday to hit the Chicago Scots Scottish Festival and Highland Games in Itasca. Bloomsday is a very Irish lit kind of day. But marking the June 16 in 1904 that James Joyce set Ulysses at a Scottish fest, you say? It’s […]

Danahey on the Loose, a week past the Highland Games and Bloomsday

  It’s already been a week since the Scottish Festival and Highland Games in Itasca – and a few days longer still since Bloomsday. You know Bloomsday. July 16, 1904, the day on which James Joyce sets “Ulysses”, which was published in 1922. You’re reading an Irish blog. You should know that! Right? Wasn’t Paul […]

Danahey on the loose at the Purple Pig & CYSO

On June 16, it will be Bloomsday, when nerdy literate types play dress-up to celebrate the date in 1904 Dublin on which James Joyce’s Ulysses is set. It’s their version of a Star Trek convention, I guess. Two years ago, some Joyce  fans even attempted to tweet the whole damn book, 140 characters at a […]