A poem about Adam and why he was no saint, (It’s a poem what I wrote, Yeats or Kavanagh it ain’t)

THE LESSON OF ADAM I’m probably right in assuming, The most people never believed, There was ever a Garden of Eden  Or a couple called Adam and Eve. It’s not really credible is it In fact, it just doesn’t compute That the guy lost his paradise garden Just because he ate one piece of fruit. … Continue reading A poem about Adam and why he was no saint, (It’s a poem what I wrote, Yeats or Kavanagh it ain’t)

Here’s one way RTE could help to cheer us up every day

It gets more and more depressing. I mean, it’s bad enough that pubs and restaurants are closed. It’s hard to deal with the shops being closed so close to Christmas. We can’t go to gigs, theatre, cinema – we can’t even go to galleries. And some of the parks are packed. Very unpleasant indeed. So … Continue reading Here’s one way RTE could help to cheer us up every day

Either the advisors aren’t advising or the advice is being ignored. My odds are on the latter…

There’s a room somewhere in Government Buildings and it is filled with people tearing their hair out. And those people tearing their hair out are either a) Government ministers who can’t believe they haven’t been given better advice from all those special advisors they hired at great expense or b) All those special advisors they … Continue reading Either the advisors aren’t advising or the advice is being ignored. My odds are on the latter…

I fear what’s going to happen with these strict new food laws…

I can see it now. Fear it even. I go to a pub for a meal. And then one night, a month later, I’m sitting at home watching the telly when I suddenly notice flashing blue lights outside. I pull back the curtains and see four Garda cars on the road. I think I see … Continue reading I fear what’s going to happen with these strict new food laws…

Despair looms as I see hope running down the road with its arse on fire…

I get close to despair sometimes. And it’s not my life that makes me despair, I am extraordinarly lucky and always have been. It’s what I see around me. Yes, Trump looms large. The narcissistic, racist bully who is incapable of decency or telling the truth, scares me. To see a country a I love … Continue reading Despair looms as I see hope running down the road with its arse on fire…

Covid policy in the Department of Education smells of begrudgery

Did you ever notice that those politicians on the left who preach about “fee-paying schools” don’t seem to have a problem pocketing salaries of €97,000 a year plus a minimum of €2,400 a month in tax free allowances plus €750 every 18 months for a new mobile ‘phone plus free parking, free post, subsidies for … Continue reading Covid policy in the Department of Education smells of begrudgery

I’ll say it once more. Sure, our guys aren’t perfect but I still think we’re very, very lucky.

It gets more frightening every day. No. Not Covid-19 – though that it terrifying. I’m talking the United States and its infantile, narcissistic, spoiled, dishonest, corrupt, incompetent, oafish, bullying, stupid president Donald Trump. When you put Covid-19 and Trump together, it is truly alarming. Do you remember when he told us last April that the … Continue reading I’ll say it once more. Sure, our guys aren’t perfect but I still think we’re very, very lucky.

Looking back a few weeks, it all looks absolutely perfect…

I am beginning to really hate this “new normal.” And one of the reasons I’m beginning to hate it is precisely because it is becoming the “new normal.” I’m getting used to it. I just drove to Dundrum Town Centre. Connie was doing a bit of shopping and I drive just to get out of … Continue reading Looking back a few weeks, it all looks absolutely perfect…

These Covid-19 restrictions don’t apply to everyone: the stupid are exempt.

Some people, we are told, are getting restless with the restrictions imposed on us all because of Covid-19. There was I hoping that the stupidity around this virus was confined to the United States. But no. We have it too. You can see it every day – the people who think the rules don’t apply … Continue reading These Covid-19 restrictions don’t apply to everyone: the stupid are exempt.

I’m told the sound you can hear is Robert Frost spinning in his grave…

(There are four verses in Robert Frost’s original. Only right I have four too…) THE PUB NOT OPEN Which pub I liked I think you know The virus ruled it out and so I cannot sup at pints of stout  You can order on the web you know I think of rules I’d like to … Continue reading I’m told the sound you can hear is Robert Frost spinning in his grave…