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Family Frailty

My son and I have a lot in common, once you get past genetic makeup, skin color, gender, sporting prowess, and taste in music. Like me, he is not entirely honest with himself or others; is not inclined to stick … Continue reading

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Blogging for Ireland on the World Blog Tour

I am part of an Olympic blogging event. Yvonne Watterson has passed the baton and I will not fumble. When it comes to blogging, I have stamina, form and flow–it is truly my sport. Yvonne and I are blogging for Ireland … Continue reading

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Good for the Soul

I am trying to improve my noticing skills and I am also meant to be taking more exercise. The noticing will be helpful for writing and for coaching, and the exercise will be helpful for life. Walking is easier, I … Continue reading

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In which Doris Brazil is Disconsolate

Dear Doris, Your response to my last letter frightened me. It was the online equivalent of spidery writing and a faltering hand. You don’t seem yourself at all. I realize a big birthday can be intimidating but attaining it is … Continue reading

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Putting the rot in erotica

I have had an enthusiastic response to my offer to pen the Irish version of Fifty Shades of Gray.  (See Forty Shades of Green). I am simply waiting for both the Catholic church and the Democratic Unionist Party to come … Continue reading

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Forty Shades of Green: Ireland’s answer to Fifty Shades of Gray

Spud Hughes is over-excited. It seems the author of Fifty Shades of Gray is married to a man from Newry, Co. Down, Spud’s home town. Spud is sure that E.L. James picked up her filthy habits from her husband, and so he is … Continue reading

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Dean Swift, Napoleon’s nose and Lilliput Street: Are they by any chance related?

I thought I knew quite a lot about Dean Swift.  I have even read Gulliver’s Travels. In all the stuff about satire, and St Patrick’s Cathedral and so on, I have never been aware of any connection between the great … Continue reading

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Bathroom reading

And they say no-one knows how to write any more? I came across this sign while availing myself of the facilities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  It is rare to see an apostrophe so accurately deployed. Although I’d have … Continue reading

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Wee chats

The Valentine gift: A guinea pig “I am going to get him a guinea pig” “Has he had one before?” “No” “So he doesn’t have a cage at home?” “I am not going to buy the cage and the food … Continue reading

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By our words we are known

Jeff has written books before, of course, but his last one will be different. This time, he is writing in the first person about everything he cares about, and writing for everyone he holds most dear. Jeff is living with stage four pancreatic cancer. … Continue reading

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