COFFEE AT ELEVEN

April 24, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
A very dear friend of mine died on this day 17 years ago. He was 96, a great age as they say, but I still miss our chats and the times we spent together. When he died, I formed a tiny committee that set out to erect a plaque in his memory. We aimed to raise €2,000 but reached €10,000 within a couple of months and had to ask people to stop making do...
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LINES WRITTEN IN PLUGHOLE STREET, BELGIUM

January 02, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
"Here as I lie in the trenches, I gaze at the bright shining moon, And I ask myself the old question, I wonder will God end it soon? Or why doesn't he cry out 'Cease firing!' Aloud from His high throne above, And get out out of this damn spot, and back to the friends that we love.... These were lines written by an Irish soldier from Newmarke...
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FROZEN IN TIME

July 24, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
My life-long interest in the past brought me to my passion for photography. In the beginning, I regarded my camera as a tool to record things. My early interests focussed on churches, graveyards, castles and old buildings. These record shots, so much frowed upon by the arty photographers, were my stock in trade. I still photograph these things but...
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WHAT REALLY MATTERS

December 25, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Dinner is in the oven. The presents are opened. All I ever wanted for Christmas was turkey, cranberry sauce and brussels sprouts. I've learned that even those simple things don't matter. 2016 has been a bol..x of a year for my family. I have not written about it previously but writing is my craft and the temptation to commit thoughts to the written...
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PUBLISH AND BE DAMNED

January 25, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Writing is not everyone's cup of tea - writing two books at more or less the same time is what I’ve been at for the last while. Although I sometimes describe it as 'working' I don't really feel that way about it. But still, that's probably what it would be if I didn't enjoy what I was doing. So, sometimes my life is taken over by editing, fine-t...
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