Monthly Archives: August 2010

Schools open

The schools across the island reopen today after three months for the high and two for primary.A length of time I consider to be bordering on utter madness. This morning was the first that I felt the cold when I … Continue reading

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A degree of Savagery

                                                                                    WB Yeats 1939 Under Ben Bulben Swear by what the Sages spokeRound the Mareotic LakeThat the Witch of Atlas knew,Spoke and set the cocks a-crow.Swear by those horsemen, by those womenComplexion and form prove superhuman,That pale, long-visaged companyThat … Continue reading

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Late August

Isn’t it just amasing just what those digital cameras will or will not define as sound. I shoot exactly the same landscape with the same ratios in very similar light on consecutive days. And some of them I might as … Continue reading

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A bit of heat

We in Ireland do not have a truly distinct food. But what we do have are the best ingredients. Our beef, lamb, pork, venison and fowl are grass fed. And the farmed fish like Salmon or Sole live in Atlantic … Continue reading

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A poem

Old Woman of the Roads  O, to have a little house!  To own the hearth and stool and all!The heaped up sods against the fire, The pile of turf against the wall! To have a clock with weights and chains … Continue reading

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Naomi Campbell

Charles Taylor sits in Den Hague accused of Genocide against his own people and the people’s of  Sierra Leone. So you might say they are ‘getting on with it’. An especially heartening situation given that the Head of State rule … Continue reading

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