My Journey

I’m not sure why, but I’m feeling pretty nostalgic – missing bus conductors and God

I’m feeling nostalgic. I think it comes from that ennui brought on by the lockdown.  I know it’s not quite like being in prison. I don’t have a pool table for example. But sometimes, when I’m sitting here my mind wanders back and I think of things that are long gone and that I still … Continue reading I’m not sure why, but I’m feeling pretty nostalgic – missing bus conductors and God

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)

…And the Oscar for the best faked injury of the season goes to … NEYMAR!

I am old and cranky. I know. I don’t need to be told. But while I recognise that many modern developments are brilliant, there are those I just can’t stand. Like this one. Blogging. Twitter. Facebook. But here I am. I could list 100 things around today that weren’t around in my youth that I … Continue reading …And the Oscar for the best faked injury of the season goes to … NEYMAR!

Today at Mass, there was a lesson for bankers. I doubt they listened.

I am one of those rare things these days.  A Mass goer! Of course, due to my illness and then Covid-19 I haven’t actually attended Mass in person for a year. But I have enjoyed travelling around the country on my laptop on a Sunday morning picking and choosing where to attend Mass. Now I’m … Continue reading Today at Mass, there was a lesson for bankers. I doubt they listened.

Good luck to the publicans in their battle with the insurance company

I don’t know if you’ve been following the court case involving publicans and their insurance company. It looks fairly simple – but of course once lawyers get involved, it’s anything but. The simple version is that publicans believed they were insured against a pandemic and have lost a whole heap of money since Covid-19 struck. … Continue reading Good luck to the publicans in their battle with the insurance company

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’m sorry but you can’t read this blog now. It takes five working days before it’s readable.

“Here is the news. “One hundred billions dollars has been wiped off the New York stock exchange in trading today. Well, it was probably wiped off because it will of course take five working days for all the transactions involved to go through.” Doesn’t happen though, does it? And yet if I lodge a cheque … Continue reading I’m sorry but you can’t read this blog now. It takes five working days before it’s readable.

Try to tell the kids about how things were in your day and they couldn’t give a thruppenys.

There’s a group of girls living near us, aged I’d say between eight or nine and maybe twelve. They like to bring our mutt Penny for a walk every day when it’s fine. And so Connie gives them a few euro every now and then. The other day when they came, Connie didn’t have change … Continue reading Try to tell the kids about how things were in your day and they couldn’t give a thruppenys.

Bumped into Mary Lou the other day. You wouldn’t call her a Woman of Few Words…

I bumped into Mary Lou McDonald the other day. “How’s she cuttin’ Mary Lou?” I asked her. “Well, I’m glad you asked me that question. For too long this government has not cared one way or the other how people are. Too much cutting and we’ll put an end to it. And as far as … Continue reading Bumped into Mary Lou the other day. You wouldn’t call her a Woman of Few Words…