I actually started to write about something else today, but when I logged into my account and moved into my drafts folder, I realised that I had posted 299 entries on this blog. So, here I am now, at 300. Wow. That's a lot of time invested. Bearing in mind that most posts take at … Continue reading 300
Fortnight is a funny word isn't it? While the words we use in English to refer to periods of a single Earth rotation all end in 'day', a period of two weeks derives from a phrase meaning 'fourteen nights'. Still, not as odd as in French, Portuguese, and Spanish, which refer to the same periods … Continue reading Fourteen Nights of Thoughts
Is writing a hobby or a chore or somewhere in between? There are times when it does feel like something I am forcing myself to do, and wondering why I'm bothering. The whole idea behind writing was to get things off my chest and share my thoughts with people. If it is becoming work in … Continue reading I can’t go on. I’ll go on.
Today is Ireland's 'May Day'. We have to be awkward and not celebrate this important holiday along with the rest of the world. Not that the world is celebrating this year (the above picture of Moscow is from May Day celebrations last year), but in general, May Day should be a big deal, but is … Continue reading Holiday Round-up
Welcome to a recap of what's been going on inside my head this last week. Don't worry, you won't need to bring a flashlight on this excursion, as we are not venturing into the inner darker regions. I started the week with an observation of city architecture, and how it is largely designed with motorists … Continue reading Week inside my Head
Another week of lockdown over, and still no real certainty about how much longer it will take. I wrote on Wednesday about this, how the government's lack of transparency in testing and recovery data is leaving all in the dark. Perhaps the Minister for Health Wormtongue Simon Harris reads my blog, as lo and behold … Continue reading Weekend thoughts
It is hard to know what day it is these days. I, thankfully, am still working, but even so, the days are all blurring into one. Not that I am complaining; I have no problem keeping myself occupied. I mean, if this lockdown were to go on indefinitely then no doubt I would be feeling … Continue reading Is it the weekend?
I know that I have spent a lot of time in the last couple of weeks looking for positives, and highlighting any silver lining or opportunities for a better world that I have envisaged. I've been trying to quell my usual relentless cynicism and negativity, as that is not what people need to be hearing … Continue reading My Return to Fury
My week started with a rush to make sure my postal vote for the Seanad election made it on time to count. It was in vain however. Not only did my first choice candidate fail to get elected, but the goblin I least wanted to see succeed actually retained his seat. He was elected by … Continue reading Looking Back on a Week of Lockdown
In looking for things to be optimistic about during this pandemic, I've recently found reasons to smile in the unlikely source of the rental sector. Regular readers of this blog will be well aware of how frequently I have written about housing and homelessness. Click on the 'housing' link below the title of this piece … Continue reading Pop Goes the Rental Bubble?