Monthly Archives: July 2015

Weekly Photo Challenge: Close Up

Cucumber My macro lens allows me to marvel at the mundane and see beauty again in that which I had taken for granted. In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Close Up.”

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Blogging 101: Burning down the house.

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Burning Down the House.” This Blogging 101 assignment doesn’t particularly appeal to me. I write because I feel compelled to write honestly about things that matter to me. I take my prompts from life, from society, … Continue reading

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Brain Health Matters Introduction: Brush your Teeth, Buff your Brain

“Did you brush your teeth this morning?”  – I ask. “I did yes” – you answer. “Will you brush them again this evening? – I ask. “I will of course” – you answer, looking at me like I’m a bit … Continue reading

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But for the Grace of God…..

I read a piece in the Irish Times this morning about Grace Farrell an Irish woman in her thirties who froze to death in a doorway in New York City. In this poignant piece, aimed at understanding why, Michael Kealy takes us on … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Half and Half

 Light and Shade Are we what we reveal or what we conceal?  In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Half and Half.”

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Feeling at Home

Yesterday I attended the Irish Times Amateur Photographer of the Year Award Ceremony. The winners had already been announced in the press. I had entered several photos but hadn’t won anything. I hadn’t expected to. Entering was a long shot … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Symbol

Lover by Lover Swans are symbolic in many cultures, in Celtic folklore they symbolise love and purity. When I glimpsed these lovers while driving at twilight I simply had to pull over to photograph them as they so vividly brought to life … Continue reading

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Challenging Conversations

Ireland has been criticised for having one of the world’s most restrictive abortion laws because it jeopardises women’s health and lives subjecting them to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment with a disproportionate impact on poor women, adolescents, asylum seekers, and those with disabilities or those … Continue reading

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Taglines and Titles

Blogging 101: Assignment 2: Taglines and Titles Reminds me of the Elton Documentary ‘Tantrums and Tiaras” but thats a whole other blog. I didn’t already have a blog title so I was starting from scratch and was actually taken by surprise … Continue reading

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Who am I and Why am I Here?

Blogging 101: Assignment 1: Who am I and why am I here? Wow, talk about throwing us in at the deep-end. These are big philosophical questions that I have struggled with for most of my life. Over the years I have found … Continue reading

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