Monthly Archives: January 2013

Originally posted on Leadership Coach DC:
Marjorie Winslow wouldn’t have called it an elevator pitch, or a personal brand position. The author of Mudpies and Other Recipes, who died at the end of 2012, really knew who she was and what…

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A near brush with disaster

“Where are you?” asked Gretel, sounding worried “I am only a few minutes away. I’ll be home soon” I said “Good” she said, “I thought you were dead”. I couldn’t see any reason for the alarm. Granted, it had been … Continue reading

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Belfast Flag Protest: Too Much Like Old Times and Old Troubles

January 9 –tomorrow–is Kate Middleton’s birthday and one of the 20 days of the year when the Union Jack will fly over the city hall in Belfast, and above all other municipal HQs in the UK. If you find it … Continue reading

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One Potato, Two Potato…

It is my practice, when in Ireland, to eat at least five forms of potato every day. It isn’t difficult and it is certainly no hardship. Take yesterday: The day started with leftover ham and homefries. At Fitzroy’s in Derry, … Continue reading

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Sparkly sweaters and Country Classics in Co. Donegal

The Contessa and I had each bought a sequinned top in Sainsbury’s which was just as well. Philomena herself was wearing sequins, and so was every other woman in the function room at the Ballyliffin Hotel. It seems everyone had shopped the major … Continue reading

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