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On meeting a ditch.

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The roads are fun at the moment. It’s like a day out at the funfair, and we’re all on the dodgems. But nobody really wants to smack into a big rig that has decided to jack knife. Oh, for the days of canal boats for heavy goods and, the rest of us – at least the lucky ones – on horse back.

It’s still a regular occurance to see the horse as pedestrian traffic in Ireland. I reckon, when all the oil is gone, the horse will have a renaissance. That’s if they aren’t eaten first.

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January 7, 2010 at 7:13 am

Oh look at that, a brand new year.

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You know, it’s nice getting though Christmas and New Year with out any major flap. It’s a gift in itself. Our daily Christmas constitution would turn into a pilgrimage to the car wash. We’d try to get to the crib at our local church, but the lure of industrial design is far too much for my youngest. I often wonder what goes through my son’s head as he cast’s his eye over the lines and shapes of this modern convienience. His absorption in the seemingly mundane, informs how I see things. That is how it should be.

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January 1, 2010 at 5:39 pm

National Dialogue

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That’s the funny thing about the Irish, they just can’t stop informing ‘the’ debate, any debate. Even the use of command english in everyday life is an excuse for subversion, humour, and illumination. Take the image below. I nearly put the car in the ditch with laughter when I passed this one. how many times have I muttered ‘dickhead’ under my breath as I was cut up on the road. How many times has it been muttered at me. I’d like to raise a glass of tapwater to the person who tagged this sign. Group hug now, for all the bad drivers in Ireland, yes, we are that bad…

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December 11, 2009 at 12:44 pm

Last one out…

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Recession2008Populated by many good, creative,, intelligent, people. Ruled by inept, unimaginative leaders, or so it seems. This was shot in October 2008 and just like Alice in Wonderland, we entered the rabbit hole into a surreal world. Weird.

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November 11, 2009 at 8:54 am


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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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