Category Archives: Thoughts

A moment of illumination and other thoughts not apt for a Thursday

Thursday’s or “not-quite-friday” is probably not the day to sit at the keyboard thinking thoughts and wondering but never the less here I am … This post has come about mainly due to a conversation I had on facebook the … Continue reading

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Norn Iron, Flegs, Fleg Poles, Rioting and their importance

I realise that with all the twitter and FB guff that has been around since the #fleg debacle and the ripples of spleen, golf balls, paint bombs and broken glass, some people not from “Norn Iron” will be confused as … Continue reading

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My evening with Sanal Edamaruku, Irish Atheism, the whore of Ballymena and a career change

Gentle reader, here I sit in the kitchen of Casa McDonagh typing this post and sipping a cup of coffee in quiet contemplation prior to retiring for the night after a most interesting evening. I was at a special meeting … Continue reading

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Of Munich, Good Craic, James Joyce and spacetime

It is that time on night when the gravitational effects of beer, Commissario Salvo Montalbano and a packet of Tayto cheese and onion crisps approach the Blogging event horizon and who am I to mess about with the fundaments of … Continue reading

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Ranting about the economy and toilet metaphors

It is odd, gentle reader, that once the little hand slides around the face of the clock on the wall and heads towards the top I am more inclined to two things. Firstly the listening to loud and sometimes very … Continue reading

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Dandering and thinking about time, life and how things change

This Sunday for the first time in many many weeks I was for one reason or another dandering on my own which afforded me the chance to walk in silence something that I actually enjoy as much as the camaraderie … Continue reading

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Of Socks, TS Eliot, relationships and reaching 25 years of married life.

Val and I celebrate our Silver Wedding Anniversary tomorrow, Monday 15th August. Looking back over the 25 years it really does not seem that long, but the slow tick of the metronomes that measure our lives gives a lie to … Continue reading

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The Passing of The King of Mountsandel

I know it is wrong to¬†anthropomorphize animals, but it is very hard not to see human characteristics in the beasties that prowl, flutter or slither over this blue marble we call home. This is the story of just one of … Continue reading

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My Dad and are there fish under that bridge?

Time ,it is said, is too precious to waste and too precious not to share, life is good so share it. I am not good with time. Henry Thoreau once quipped “Time is a stream I go a-fishing in” and … Continue reading

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Do Faith Schools Fuel Sectarianism?

I got up early this morning intending to go for my usual longish Sunday dander and on looking out of the window it was in mid deluge, so I got back into bed and caught some extra ZZZZZZzzzz’s to be … Continue reading

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