J is for Joker


  The Joker is believed to have been introduced into playing cards in the United States by Euchre players in the 1860s. The original German spelling of Euchre is Juker or Juckerspiel, hence Joker.   The Joker has been compared to the Fool card in traditional Tarot decks, and although there are similarities (both cards […]

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Skellig Wars


The choice of the rugged island is not without controversy. Skellig Michael is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, mainly due to the presence of sixth century ascetic monks (sort of the Jedi of their time)

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