I write in order to make sense of life and in order to amuse myself and others. I am influenced primarily by satirists and parodists such as Sterne, Beckett, Flann O'Brien, Joyce, Nabokov, and Kafka. I have chosen to write for now on subjects Irish, for a familiar context, and subjects universal, such as love, ambition, death, et cetera, so my work will endure, or at least have a meaning for others. I am currently working on a satire on the world as it is now (corporatism, terrorism, political correctness, etc.). more...