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“Ireland is a good place to be buried.  If you’re lucky it will happen post-mortem”  “Most people lose sight that they are less than a grain of sand in the Grand Scheme.  Many see themselves as the entire beach.   More fail to see the larger … Continue reading

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WAR. Actual

No hyper-celebrated Hollywood bozo actor could come close to portraying the spirit and humanity of the men and women on all sides who served their nation in twentieth century war. There were exceptions in this context such as Oliver Stone, and … Continue reading

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Jung as you think……

 Carl  knew a thing or two.    

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If you have had a trying few weeks

or months or years or decades, then maybe it’s time to TRY the Bossa rhythm for your soul.   What better way  than with Bebel. Below in her more provocatively alluring fullest bloom https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dpcg5Pg4zHY  

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Where? What? Who? Why?

  My current location is  equidistant from the city of Cairo as it is from Jerusalem and Damascus.  It’s virtually halfway between Benghazi and Ismir.   More or less it’s a similar  mileage from  Athens as it is from Tobruq  (of Rommel … Continue reading

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Another Long Nights journey…….

It hasn’t been the greatest month with one thing or another.  Primarily I had a less than successful journey to Berlin.  Sometimes a visit turns out to be one too many.  Ask the RAF.   I dropped in between 2009 to 2015.  Admittedly 70 years ago people … Continue reading

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COURAGE as opposed to crying

No one likes to go into oblivion without being remembered-holocaust survivor Regina Spiegal A few scream and wail like soiled spoiled children falling on their ice-creams. The latter brings to mind a self-centred Irish writer (is there any other type)awhile ago.  Someone … Continue reading

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Really? Maybe.

 We often look to those who might have experienced some portion of our circumstances.If you find yourself  100% in agreement with Bukowski then something is awry.  Still for independent heterosexual men his thoughts do resonate.  http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/13275.Charles_Bukowski  Memorable aphorisms are attributed to … Continue reading

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ad-ver-teasing

The black art of convincing Clint or Ciara  to consume these days has become so easy that creativity is not required. I would guess that a majority of the buyers of the Renault Clio since it emergence 15 years ago have been women.  The denser male would be hoping … Continue reading

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Barcelona y Barça

I was at the  Camp Nou (without camera again) but I did get my hand on the European Cup. I have a tendency of late to touch fossils, fissures, statues, and historic symbols across the western world.  As an ageing mortal, … Continue reading

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THE DISTRICT

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Woe men for womens wiles

This conversation between Monica Lewinsky and Linda Tripp would do nothing to disprove the view (of some) that ladies are a law unto themselves. Everyone knows the story about BJ. Clinton and Monica.  The main issue of abuse and lies … Continue reading

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Web journal here…..

Web Journal is part travel writing, and personal essays.  Many with photographic diversions.  An exercise in reflections for the most part, which might wander at stages into the realm of memoir.  The fetal kick as it were to something more substantial to … Continue reading

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LIGHT on some HISTORY

1947 vintage over 1955 in 2007.  Time flies!

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Oh, Peggy, my Pa-he-ggy Sue

The thought had passed my mind to re-enact a slice of ‘Five Easy Pieces’. “I’d like an omelet, plain, and a chicken salad sandwich on wheat toast, no mayonnaise, no butter, no lettuce. And a cup of coffee.” Waitress:    chicken … Continue reading

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the Wronged man

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Who said using ‘gate’ as a suffix for some minor intrigue……

is a useful journalistic device?  It gets up my nose!   See! Could all who have done so or do or will continue to do so, jump off a high bridge.  There are many to choose from over the Potomac.

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Leaving Sacramento!

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Professional expertise?

So what’s your opinion on kissing? A  software specialist’s view might be  “A kiss is a few bits of love compiled into a byte.” A mathematician  might say  “A kiss is two divided by nothing.” A physicist might comment “A kiss is a contraction … Continue reading

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A Foreign Eye Sees Clearly……

Our Oirish rogues gallery of usual suspects or those who went before our current shower.  Interesting insight …….   The first thing you notice when you watch the Irish Parliament at work is that the politicians say everything twice, once in … Continue reading

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A lot of Russian around…..

here in 1968.    Now a Warsaw Pact tank track painted in peaceful lilac lie around for the curious visitor.    Art out-stallation and great recycling. Or is it a mulberry colour?   Historically more accurate, Soviet Russia had their Soviet satellite armies invaded. I was … Continue reading

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Curbing……

  Doesn’t contemporary society suck Larry?  It’s a suckciety.   Buy! Take! Dump!   I tell ya!  No! we’re not Aspergers whatchacallit!  It’s not anti-social!   It’s straight dope!  It’s da truth!      Above are jokes folks!   Some truth probably lies therein.    Warning.  Not a … Continue reading

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Musical Interlude

 Along with tracks I recommended elsewhere Here’s more     I recommend La Femme d’argent    Hayling  by FCKahuna  Suzuki by Tosca and Sparks by Royksopp plus tracks Inside my Mind  Finding Beauty  Underwater Love    The last two tracks have a hint of … Continue reading

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Hel lo

    I have been asked as to the reason for the eponymous title.  Best explained by a passage of a parable, “no man, when he hath lighted a lamp, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but … Continue reading

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Just when…..

    I gave praise which I never dispense recklessly  to the BBC and specifically Radio 4. However from time to time standards drop…….. 8th July 2013 ca.7.40 am Sarah Montague rambles on about a tennis player called Murray (it could … Continue reading

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Earthly Voice ……

Do we really need to look further than…….. “Facts matter even if we don’t happen to like them; Elementary moral principles matter even if they have conseqences we don’t wish to face; relative clarity matters!. If you have an hour or … Continue reading

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Don’t do it!

Shooting dangerous bipedal idiots is not legal?  What? I listen to the National airways for a few minutes every month by podcast.  It’s a useful device to experience torture in small packets. Lo and behold another batch of Oirish chatterati were speaking about bankers half a decade after the … Continue reading

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More revelation?

     From the above paradigm -this is ‘TN’ time                                 I used to write letters of a laudatory nature to moderately established figures in Ireland if by chance they had momentarily excelled in some endeavour.  Yes! I  do positivity as well.  … Continue reading

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It’s not just …….

semantic particularity. We live in a communication age that required 10 years to elapse (ca.1996-2006) for the word ‘basically’ to be replaced with another linguistic filler ‘essentially’.  Tectonic plates beneath the ocean move more swiftly than contemporary broadcasters move from … Continue reading

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D PRESS

Who needs to be D PRESS ed?  Or if you’re unlucky,  further so! I don’t buy it! Not for a few years. I wish it had been longer!  Why the disaffection?  Let me not count the ways. The press and government … Continue reading

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I conceive wondrous lines of speech and ideas at curious times, but mostly when a pen or full consciousness is absent.   I just wish I had birthed them!  Unless thoughts are written down; they’re lost. Not still-born!   Gone!……. without trace.   … Continue reading

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Feeling Jung

Life-affirming Carl Gustav showing us that there is more to “I” than meets the eye. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCpWyn4NjEc  At current evaluation, I’m a Jungian INTJ    Intuitive 12% more of a swing from Sensing: Introvert 9%more of a swing from Extrovert:  Thinking 10% more … Continue reading

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Ranking

An AIB Global accountant’s view of Irish economy pre-bust is just……wrong! http://www.accountancyireland.ie/Archive/2006/February-2006/Irelands-Economy—-Outlook-Bright-for-2006/ Commiseration to the individual. None of us are infallible  Yet it ‘beggs’ the question-Who is working for whom?  . A plethora of very fallible personalities over the last … Continue reading

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While in an airport state of mind…….

     Best way to experience LA if I remember,       is from a height!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpA3ORYlgGs    Now if only scheduled flights would move as fast!      Some parts of LA or as we say in the hacienda– “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora La … Continue reading

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In case I forget……

Before I go back to North Africa and it’s cultured people for brief respite from the Irish; I must mention                        A radio personality in Ireland (or by way of explanation to my foreign readers the equivalent of a little fish in … Continue reading

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