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When I Grow Up

“People help the peopleAnd if your homesick, give me your hand and I’ll hold itPeople help the peopleAnd nothing will… read more When I Grow Up

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Let Me Explain

“You know your trouble ?” he said. I stopped listening. He only knew of this particular trouble. I am the… read more Let Me Explain

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Me and Bono

Last Sunday Bono was 60 and in celebration, or reflection, he released a playlist on Spotify called “60 Songs That… read more Me and Bono

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Humphrey, Humphrey, I defy you !

This is a true story submitted to TenX9.com on the theme of Courage. Monaghan , the true centre of the… read more Humphrey, Humphrey, I defy you !

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I’ve Been To Stranooden, But I’ve Never Been To Me

“Darling, you give me shelterFrom the noise that drowns out the loveAnd I want to discoverAll the things that make… read more I’ve Been To Stranooden, But I’ve Never Been To Me

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March 27th 1970 – Our Kid

“We are of the earthTo her we do returnThe future is inside usIt’s not somewhere elseIt’s not somewhere elseIt’s not… read more March 27th 1970 – Our Kid

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Most Peculiar, Mama

“Fairytales do not tell children that dragons exist.  Children already know that dragons exist. Fairytales tell children that dragons can… read more Most Peculiar, Mama

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Let Me In

“Yeah, all those stars drip down like butterPromises are sweetWe hold out our pans, lift our hands to catch themWe… read more Let Me In

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(Yeah But) You’re You

Everything is connected. To each other, to everything they see, across time, we connect the dots. Maybe we are the… read more (Yeah But) You’re You

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Race For The Prize

“Theirs is to winIf it kills themThey’re just humansWith wives and children”(The Flaming Lips ) Odd thoughts and feelings this… read more Race For The Prize

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Right Man, Wrong Place, or….

Some days I’m it. I’m all that. I’m at one. And then I make the fatal mistake of getting out… read more Right Man, Wrong Place, or….

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Time vs. Ballybay

“Do I dareDisturb the universe ?In a minute there is timeFor decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.” (… read more Time vs. Ballybay

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Confusa Persona

Three weeks into my college course and my head is wrecked. Simple questions such as ‘Why are you wearing what… read more Confusa Persona

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Don’t Be Afraid

You saw the advert, attended the open night, applied for the course, was granted a place, looked forward to it… read more Don’t Be Afraid

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Croissant !

So, as I announced last week I was finished up as a coach to the Phoenix Athletic kids, this Tuesday… read more Croissant !

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That’ll Do Pig

Almost made it to the end of the first ‘proper’ week of 2020 without exploding ! New ideas are taking… read more That’ll Do Pig

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A Photograph Of You

I am in a very precarious situation at the moment that will last for another few days. I cannot afford… read more A Photograph Of You

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Toast, Spaghetti, Paula and a wombat called Ezekiel

oast, Spaghetti, Paula and a wombat called Ezekiel (Wednesday Morning, 3AM) OK, let’s clear up two things first. It was… read more Toast, Spaghetti, Paula and a wombat called Ezekiel

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Santa Does Not Do DIY

Last night Jake, Dad and I travelled to Belfast to tell a story, this story, at the wonderful Tenx9 event… read more Santa Does Not Do DIY

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A Horserace and Two Funerals

Sorry for the late delivery of the blog, on Friday I had to dash to Dublin airport to meet my… read more A Horserace and Two Funerals

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True, Mostly True, Mostly Mostly True

My Soul Mate’s cousin asked me to talk to her class of 7-8 year olds this week about our Drumlin… read more True, Mostly True, Mostly Mostly True

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The B-Side of Life

Back in the olden times , when all you could afford was a single rather than an album, when you’d… read more The B-Side of Life

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Some and More

Technically I’ve been working from home this week. Actually I’ve been eating everything in the kitchen and making overly elaborate… read more Some and More

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Bits & Pieces of Everyday

 Driving into town the other day and Grandmaster Flash’s Eighties classic “White Lines” came on the radio. Immediately I was… read more Bits & Pieces of Everyday

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What Time Is It ?

 Monday was odd…even for me. Elliott, our youngest, was attending a Physics week in Trinity College in that Dublin and… read more What Time Is It ?

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Strange Days indeed

For the first time in ages I actually finished something. I am brilliant at starting things, and even better about… read more Strange Days indeed

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