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About sabinabrennan

I don't believe that we are any one thing. What and who we are at any moment in time is complex and context dependent. While labels are a useful shorthand that help us to navigate the world, all too often they play into people's prejudices and preconceptions. Here is a list of labels about me that begin with the letter 'p' Psychologist, Parent, Pro-Equality, Pacifist, Photographer, Perfectionist I could just as easily select another letter and make a different list of 'About me' labels. So try not to prejudge its just a list of labels beginning with 'p'

Weekly Photo Challenge: Beneath Your Feet

My Past in a Nutshell Perchance you walk along a beech-lined avenue in the autumn, tread softly, because you tread on my memories (apologies WB). Beech nuts Surprise me with precious fragments. Gifting me with glimpses of Childhood feet walking Home from school, … Continue reading

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Original Sin, a Four-Year old and State Funded Education.

The Republic of Ireland has approximately 3,300 primary schools. The Irish State ‘provides for’ education and almost all of our national schools are publicly funded. In Ireland, a National school is a type of primary school that is financed directly by the … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Inspiration

Take My Breath Away Most of my photographs seek beauty in the everyday. Shifting perspective through my macro lens offers me a window through which I can wonder at the everyday. I am drawn to the less obviously beautiful, where a close up, like this … Continue reading

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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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