Welcome to Brigid’s Forge

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Welcome to my musings on Brigid and related topics!

Brigid and alcohol

Alcohol has a mixed reputation in Ireland. It fills a kinda liminal space, much like the spaces Brigid herself is drawn to. But given the problems that alcohol creates in our society, and has created for generations, how do we reconcile the stories of Brigid as brewer and Brig as societal and communal support? Alcohol,…

Socialism vs communism

I notice that there is a tendency to equate socialism with communism in certain parts of the world. But really, there are significant differences between them. Yes, this post is inspired by a podcast I listen to, but won’t link to. It’s one of those I follow to remain engaged with what the talking points…