Timeline of Blog Posts

  • Missing in Action is my terminology. The link at the bottom of this article shows a list of books recommended for everyone to read and understand the troubles!   But, both in terms of what it lists, but also in terms of what it leaves out.   This slideshow requires JavaScript.Read More...
  • The Swinging Detective by Henry McDonald Gibson Square ISBN 97817833441177 This is a ’prentice effort for Henry McDonald ( The Swinging Detective), at least in writing a sustained, 330-odd pages, of a fairly complex novel. It is in the form of, essentially, a ‘thriller’ (fair enough ‘thriller’ is not upRead More...
  • Queeriosity is one of those little gems that somehow scrape under the radar, which is a pity because it is definitely worth going to see.  The exhibition runs in the Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast, from Thursday 3rd August – 2 September 2017. The exhibition is over three inter-connecting rooms, with theRead More...
  •   THE COLD COLD GROUND Adrian McKinty Serpent’s Tail ISBN978 1 84668 823 2 The Cold Cold Ground,  involves an RUC (Royal Ulster Constabulary – now PSNI, the Police Service of Northern Ireland) criminal detective Sean (sic) Duffy. His position as a (Northern Ireland) Catholic in an overwhelmingly ‘Protestant’ environmentRead More...
  •   The ‘butterflies’ above refers to the fact that on his travels around the British and Belgian colonial empires, and his sojourn in parts of Latin America investigating the brutalities of various rubber companies, Casement collected local lepidoptera (butterflies) for the Natural History Museum. This is a London-based institution, he mayRead More...
  • The game is a foot, but that is probably in some peoples dream.  The Tearoom being referred to here is that of the men’s toilet, where before the law was changed, and indeed even afterwards, men who wanted ‘gay sex’ use to frequent and attempt to have sex or doRead More...
  • Forrest Reid was born on (Saturday, as it happens) June 24, 1876, at 20 Mount Charles, Belfast it was (still is) a ‘private road’, a volume of Reid’s autobiography is entitled Private Road (the other being Apostate).  Reid’s father died when he was a child.  He had invested in foolish speculation, and hisRead More...
  •   The Rt Hon Justine Greening MP Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities requests the pleasure of the company of Cllr Jeffrey Dudgeon MBE at a screening of Against the Law at 10 Downing Street on Tuesday 11th July 2017 at 6.30 pm for 7.00Read More...
  • I thought I would pass along this news on the development of a Harvey Milk graphic  comic novel: Reprinted from email sent by milehighcomics.comNew Harvey Milk Graphic Novel Art – More Scarce Comics ArriveHowdy! It is already well known that our Jason St. Mega-Store is an amazing Mecca of comics. What is not commonRead More...
  • Over the last 40+ years that I have been involved in the LGBTQ community, I have been privileged to witness the acceptance of gay people into the general community – young and old, we now have more freedoms; however this has only come about through the continued pressure from individuals,Read More...
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