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Sometimes we don’t know the where we are going in life when we realize, we actually have a future that can be shaped by our intentions and actions. Setting a goal also means allowing the possibility of failure into your present. Getting to the finishing line, the realization sets in that there is actually no finishing line.  I sat on the sidelines at the Dublin City Marathon, and witnessed the courage of many, who set their personal goals and got through the marathon distance. In some ways marathon participation expresses everything which is great about humanity. Dublin Marathon 2009

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October 27, 2009 at 7:06 am

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Skellig Islands

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The Skellig Islands, off the Iveragh Penninsula, County Kerry. It’s said the monastery on Skellig Michael. the larger of the two islands in the photo below was founded by Saint Fionan. Why he chose one of the most bleakest outlying regions of western Europe is one for a long nights discussion. Possibly he was trying to get away from it all. Too many sheep, viking raids, and bothersome local authority looking for taxes or something similar. Maybe it was a statement. But when I looked over from Bray Head on Valentia Island and saw the islands shrouded in mist and, the sun setting, a little of the magic of the place was instilled in me. The Skelligs speak of natures silence. They were one of the last places in the known world at the time where the suns rays last would fall on a day of prayer and penance. A hard life for anybody, by any standards, but did it give much to the monks?

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October 23, 2009 at 6:57 am

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Going through Stuff

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Never having the time, or never making the time to work on personal photographic project is something of a bug bear with me. I’ve a dose of pics, some panoramic for a trip to New Zealand from four years ago that I have to dig out and start processing into usable images. The funky thing is, most of them were shot with a Fuji S1, the original Frankencamera, and this one is a true cliché.

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October 21, 2009 at 3:19 pm