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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SLOWING DOWN

May 15, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
I've been very busy this week (again) and the next few days will be even busier. So, just for a few minutes this morning before reality dawned, I stopped, rested my two elbows on a wall in Fermoy, and decided to enjoy nature's free spectacle. I'm not religious, but I've always liked Cardinal Cushing's prayer 'Slow Me Down, Lord'. He asks for the a...
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THE LATE NELLIE QUINLAN

May 09, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Nellie (Hartigan) Quinlan, of Thomas Street, Mitchelstown, who died on 21 July 2011 was the doyenne of local press correspondents. Her name will mean little or nothing to a generation of Mitchelstown people reared on the internet, local radio and mobile phones. But to those who remember a gentler age when ‘news’ came weekly through local newspapers...
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2014 CHRISTMAS STAMP BY BILL POWER

November 07, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
Through a series of good luck and happinstance, one of Ireland's three 2014 Christmas stamps is of a stained glass window I photographed some time ago in Millstreet, County Cork. It's a stunning window by an outstanding craftsman. . Here's the link to County Sound radio which interviewed me about the project. https://soundcloud.com/half-back...
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