Monthly Archives: March 2011

A song, but more, much more.

This is the anthem sung by the Munster rugby supporters and by the national side when playing England.It is a rather odd choice for a battle cry. But that’s exactly what it is. And for some reason the English and … Continue reading

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some pain

Just before last Christmas I went a bought myself a electric/acoustic Dreadnought guitar. For the longest time I had in my mind the idea that I would learn an instrument. I spent an inordinate amount of time musing about the … Continue reading

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A trip, or perhaps more

Most people in the west draw their intellectual lineage, one way or another, back to Greece. Specifically 5th century Athens. Of course, anyone with an ounce of the aforementioned lineage would know this, but what might not be so well … Continue reading

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Nearer Boston than Berlin

Yesterday, Obama decided to invite himself over for a visit. And if he had decided to arrive last year he would have been lionised. This year not so much. When Obama seemed to have half a chance a few years … Continue reading

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Bolgging, or is it blogging

What is about this blogging thing . Take for instance I’m out with the dog and about a mile away from the house when a topic enters the mind. I then progress this idea to the point where I’ve framed … Continue reading

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Ancient Advice

Is é mo shámud re mnáiamal bís cámull hi ceó,cen co hana lim is cet,cet lim cid marb, cet cid beó. Cett lim cía rabur ‘na gnáis,cet lim cía hanur dia héis,is ed rofácabad do mnái,is cet cía thái, cet … Continue reading

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Une petit flic

There is a book that falls from the desk in the first few moments. This book, Peig Sayers, can without a doubt be blamed for singlehandedly causing the demise of the Irish language for my generation. And all such between … Continue reading

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