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“Death was in the atmosphere. Only the yellow weeds in the meadow were excited by living.”

“Oh to be in Doonaree, with the sweetheart I once knew To stroll in the shade of the leafy glade where the rhododendrons grew To sit with my love on the bridge above, the rippling waterfall To go back home, … Continue reading

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“. . . but! i don’t want comfort! I WANT GOD! i want poetry, i want danger, i want freedom, i want goodness, i want sin . . .”

I remember the day Nelson Mandela was released from prison, I think it was the weekend and for sure I was in my Grand Uncle’s house just two minutes from where I lived.  It was a sunnie day in Cavan and … Continue reading

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The Chain of Wedlock is so Heavy that it takes Two to Carry it – Sometimes Three

i woke up slightly hungover on the day i was to marry, and was nervous as my life would change that Thursday, either for the good or for the bad and eyem happie to type that it turned out just … Continue reading

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It is harder to fight against pleasure than against anger.

“. . . There’s a battle outside and it’s ragin’, it’ll soon shake your windows and rattle your walls, For the Times they are a’Changin . . . ” . . . wrote Blind Boy Grunt sometime in Autumn sixtie … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time . . .

I look though the glass to our green garden and itz orange flowers and remember living elsewhere, another time another place i guess, and i find eyem surprised as to how i came to reside inna jazzy house with two … Continue reading

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ekhm! . . . the dog days are over . . .

what did we do wrong? . . . . . is what eyem asking myself these days as we contemplate the loss of Delaney to another family on the far side of the city, who may love her, and cherish … Continue reading

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In Ireland to be a realist, you must believe in miracles . . . *

the fence of progress fenced them in and wuddint allow them go no further so they obediently followed me by the sidewalk, east, toward the parkland and . . . i was surprised. *paraphrasing David Ben – Gurion

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Ireland 2.0

i wondered when i was young how Germans could go along with the Nazis and now i wonder no more. . . . tonight i saw the crowd, the gang, the oppressed and their enthusiasm spilling onto the warm Dublin streets … Continue reading

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“A sure cure for seasickness is to sit under a tree” Spike Milligan

i walk our walk most evenings, across the playing fields of Firhouse down toward the motorway the separates the sticks from the suburbs and now our walk has been interrupted by the fence of progress . . . . . … Continue reading

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“Organised crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year and spends very little on office supplies” Woody Allen

eyem aware that stationary is expensive, i mean this Rapesco 545 Stapler R54500B2 costs €24.23 inc VAT but todays delivery of our weekly office supplies really wowed me, as i was made aware that 12 packs of coloured Post Its cost … Continue reading

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