Monthly Archives: September 2009

The Cruelty of Science–what price progress?

It’s all a bit “Sophie’s Choice” this morning in the Blarney abode. Gretel has to complete a science experiment, sorting out her independent variables from her control measures. The 11th-grader  is not the slightest bit interested and so, as Gretel’s  latest progress report indicates … Continue reading

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On human contact and social networking

Being nosy–and noisy–the Crone has always liked the company of others, and to know all their business. She once had a Shrek-sized boyfriend who called her “desperate to be involved” but she prefers to think of herself as outgoing and … Continue reading

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Fat Girl, heal thyself

The Crone, when not in Itchy Ankle, provides executive coaching services  in the US Capital for those who hanker after self-improvement. She finds herself suddenly fashionable and has more clients than she could shake a stick at–supposing stick-shaking was an approved … Continue reading

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Some pictures and a thousand words

The Crone’s good friend from high school was in town at the weekend. The former Nymph O’Maniac now goes by her married name, Mistress Lube, and lives in Oklahoma.  The Crone and she have known each other for nearly 40 years … Continue reading

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You can never have enough lobster

                                 

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Twitter, Titter and Tongue in Cheek: Sir Frankie Howerd, Smut and Social Networking

The Crone has been experimenting with Twitter, desperately trying to get with Web 2.0.  Admittedly, hers is a more than averagely dull existence but still, it’s hard to see the point of minute by minute mini-updates for even those involved … Continue reading

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The final figs, amazing millet and proud new pots

                   

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Mushrooms with some magic, and the last brave honeysuckle of the year

     

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The Naked Truth

If it weren’t for naked men, this blog would get very little passing trade. It is a sad fact that most who land here are not looking for the latest Blarney wisdom, but instead have googled ‘naked men’ and so … Continue reading

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Marconi, morse code, and Moyle plus Wellfleet, wireless and Web 2.0

The Crone does not tire of Cape Cod. This may be because it bears an uncanny resemblance to the land of her birth–another tiny stretch of land,bravely facing the Atlantic ocean. It appears that this part of New England has … Continue reading

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