The Boside Artists' Newsletter

Written by The Bogside Artists


Date 26/2/03

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Hi, No. We are not going to tell you how to make a million by farming bagpipes in Donegal. Nor do we wish to add torepparttar deluge of unwanted horseshit already in your email box. Instead, we will amuse, inform, edify and even hang around later for your questions. If you got something that is useful, true or funny, drop us a line. Mailto:

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Derry or "Londonderry", to give it its formal title, boasts some ofrepparttar 129309 most beautiful women to be found anywhere onrepparttar 129310 planet, with Belfast running a close second. That probably explains why Derry men are crazier than most and Belfast men crazier than anybody. Derry however, has a colorful history every bit as interesting as its indigenous beauties. Each issue of our Newsletter will offer a little snippet or two of information onrepparttar 129311 subject (history, that is) about which, especially sincerepparttar 129312 onset ofrepparttar 129313 "troubles", numerous learned tomes have been written. _________________________________________________________ _ Derry gets its name fromrepparttar 129314 ancient Irish word "daire" meaning an oak grove. The oak tree was venerated byrepparttar 129315 Celts and is likely that Druids usedrepparttar 129316 grove for their rituals. The "daire" was situated on a crannog or small island inrepparttar 129317 river Foyle. Asrepparttar 129318 waters receded,repparttar 129319 surrounding area turned into bogland, whence derivesrepparttar 129320 name Bogside. The hill itself once boasted a fortress not unlike that overlooking Lough Swilly calledrepparttar 129321 Grianan of Aileach.

Inrepparttar 129322 sixth century Saint Colmcille (Columba 521-597) established a monastery onrepparttar 129323 hill. There is no proof of this, but it is more than likely, as founding monasteries was what Columba liked to do best. This, of course, attracted people to live nearby and sorepparttar 129324 settlement grew.

The monastery indeed was intact well intorepparttar 129325 17th century whenrepparttar 129326 colonists arrived from Scotland and England. Derrys boomtime however, was inrepparttar 129327 12th and 13th centuries whenrepparttar 129328 MacLochlainn dynasty moved in. They used their wealth to buildrepparttar 129329 settlement up and when they died out, Derry fell into decline. It was not untilrepparttar 129330 arrival ofrepparttar 129331 De Burgos that relative prosperity returned torepparttar 129332 growing town. The skeleton on Derry's coat of arms derives fromrepparttar 129333 De Burgos. _________________________________________________________ _


The Bogside Artists are a mysterious trio to many. Ergo, let me introduce us. As this will take up more space than I feel entitled to use, I'll be brief. In our NEXT Newsletter, you will find a fuller and more comprehensive edition at our website. We will even have our own photos! Consider this a mere introduction.

KEVIN Kevin Hasson's formal education began with The Christian Brothers school inrepparttar 129334 Brandywell area ofrepparttar 129335 city. It later moved torepparttar 129336 Creggan and renamed itself St. Peters. That was inrepparttar 129337 early `70's. "Art even then, wasrepparttar 129338 thing I was most interested in", he says. "My dad was a very talented man who used his skills and imagination to entertain us. Creativity therefore, as a bulwark against poverty, constitutedrepparttar 129339 environment I grew up in."

For his first ever trip abroad Kevin found himself on a relief mission torepparttar 129340 starving of Calcutta. It was an experience that transformed him. In Frankfurt, he met his American wife to be. Once married, he settled down in America. Finally, he returned home with his family.

He wasn't home a fortnight when he linked up once more with Tom, whom he had first met at St. Peters. Art wasrepparttar 129341 thing they had most in common. Kevin and Tom both play guitar. Kevin likes old movies.

TOM Apart from several brief stays in England, Tom Kelly has spent all of his life inrepparttar 129342 Bogside, where he still lives. He is, in fact, leader of a small non- denominational Christian church called "Wellspring" inrepparttar 129343 heart of The Bogside. Part of Wellspring's agenda is to explore all aspects of Irish culture, particularly where it addressesrepparttar 129344 pure Christian message. Wellspring is self-sufficient and uses The Bogside Artists' studio for its meetings.

Compelling Words that Sell With the Magic of Pixie Dust

Written by Linda Elizabeth Alexander

Compelling Words that Sell Withrepparttar Magic of Pixie Dust -- (c)2003 By Linda Alexander

This article may be freely published in your print or online newsletter or on your website provided 1. You includerepparttar 129307 byline andrepparttar 129308 resource box (author bio); 2. You printrepparttar 129309 article in its entirety, unchanged; and 3. You notifyrepparttar 129310 author when and where it's printed with a courtesy copy or a link. Subject: Business, Writing Number of Words: 474 Website:

This was going to be an article about "power" words and phrases with "juice," those "magic" words that will add punch to your copy and bring thousands of affluent customers to your doorstep, just waiting to empty their wallets to call themselves owners of your merchandise.

I knew that topic had been done a hundred times, so I thought I would have no trouble making a list of words to share with you. Then about two minutes after I began my research, I changedrepparttar 129311 focus ofrepparttar 129312 article. Why? Because there are no magic words.

Likerepparttar 129313 IBM commercial where they remind you that there's no pixie dust, only qualified consultants, I'm here to remind you that words are just tools. Petting dogs can lower your blood pressure: it'srepparttar 129314 petting that does it, notrepparttar 129315 pet. Similarly, good writing will bring customers to you, but it'srepparttar 129316 writing, notrepparttar 129317 individual words.

That said, of course you know certain words have been proven to work. Words like free, buy now, don?t miss out, etc., are trite *because* they have worked for years in mail order. But your business may be different. Not every product benefits from a hard sell. In fact, there are so many ways of selling, not selling, and everything in between, that you must keep a list of words that have worked for YOU, in your job, in your industry, for your audiences.

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