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Propaganda??? Maybe??

I posted a video yesterday and asked you to take five minutes and think about it. Unfortunately I got few responses. Here is the link to the video My first response was Wow!!! that is all true. However after thinking … Continue reading

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Where Do You Live?

The photo is the Belfast City Hall. Where do you live?, not an offensive question, perhaps a little unusual, perhaps a bit nosy but harmless nonetheless, I’m sure you would all agree. However, in Northern Ireland as I was growing … Continue reading

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Technolgy

The photo in this blog is McWatters Bakery in Cromac Square, Belfast N.I. (circa 1912). My father worked there when he returned from Europe at the end of the First World War. He started work as a bakery labourer in … Continue reading

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My Saint Patrick’s Day Story

The Blarney Stone – Myth or Legend? The Blarney stone has woven around itself a unique tradition of myth, legend and Romance. It is said that the secret of the holy stone was given to Cormac MacCarthy, King of Munster … Continue reading

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Yoda’s 5th Birthday.

Oops!!! I almost forgot that today 28th February 2013 is Yoda’s 5th birthday. Happy Birthday old buddy. He was actually born in leap year Feb 29th but we are still going celebrate it today. Both Linda and I love him … Continue reading

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An Irish Daughter

Just a wee bit of Blarney to start the week!!! An Irish daughter had not been home for over 5 years. Upon her return, her Father cursed her heavily. “Where have ye been all this time, child ?” “Why did … Continue reading

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My 74th Birthday

How appropriate to find the article from the Dalai Lama “The Paradox of Our Age” on Facebook today of all days. When I look back on my own life I find myself agreeing with much of what he states. My … Continue reading

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A Proud Moment

The photo in this post is a copy of my invitation to a luncheon with the President of Ireland. This grand lady visited PEI on October 4th 1998. For me this was a highlight in my life. I have read … Continue reading

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The 12th of July in Ulster

Not one of my favourite days, or a suitable way to celebrate our history. The annual march of the many Orange Lodges through the streets of Belfast only stirs anger and violence. Battle of the Boyne Both kings commanded their … Continue reading

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