Monthly Archives: March 2015

“across the evening sky . . . “

i’ve changed job and i miss the weakdays dayz off. i also miss the late starts, as it gave me the morning to walk the dogs and to listen to good radio (Q102 plays everyday in the new working environment, … Continue reading

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“get UP! get OUT! get into something new!”

on Friday evening we left east Dublin and travelled south to county Limerick in our battered BMW. moo moo drove and i sat drinking cans of Danish green in the disordered back, where Delaney drooled on the shoulder of my coat, … Continue reading

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“Country music, bonfires, lakes, and summer flings. I cannot wait ’til summer, i live for those things”

“babee, do yah wanna walk the mountain later this morning?” “nah, i wanna see the lake behind the BIG house, out by Nobber. whatz it cawled . . ?” “i dunno . . . white chapel or something like that, … Continue reading

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Bin there, done that

This is what we came home to last night having popped next door for a short while…  

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“There won’t be time to share our love, for we must say goodbye”

Azza child i would wake late in the night and childishly stumble the corridor to my parents room at the front of the flat (azza child an apartment was called a flat) and sleep between them in their warm bed … Continue reading

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“I drink to make other people more interesting.” Ernest Hemingway

I like to drink and i like to smoke although i can only enjoy the latter either inna boozer or in our home and i guess the future tells me that soon enough the practice of smoking at home will … Continue reading

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“If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.”

Over the past two months or so i’ve been letting things get on my nerve, stuff that ordinarily annoys me but which i try and ignore, such as Una Mullally, The Irish Times, Broadsheet, The Guardian, Ivana Bacik, Clurr Daly … Continue reading

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Repossession is nine tenths of the law

There hasn’t been much media coverage of the 1000 or so ordinary Irish families who lost their houses to repossession last year. But spare a thought for the O’Donnell family who have been fighting an eviction order from their €30m … Continue reading

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Does not commute

In a series of recent investigations, the Sunday Times exposed how our elected representatives are effectively defrauding the Irish taxpayers and getting away with it. Last week we read that Anne Ferris (Labour) claimed an extra €16,000 in travel expenses, despite … Continue reading

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