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10 Things Your African American Friends Wish You Understood About Their Hair

1. Extensions don’t mean that I don’t love my natural hair or myself. The first time that I was faced with this perspective was in Missouri when a girl asked me if I did not like myself since she rarely got to see my “real” hair. 745 more words

Mind, body and soul train

Always up for a knees-up, at the weekend I was down in Monaghan for a friend’s wedding. I worked with her in Craigavon when I was starting out as a baby doctor (whereas now I’m a firmly-mature toddler doctor). 668 more words

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All talk. Nivensknowe Caravan Park, Loanhead, Edinburgh.1996.

All talk.

Afraid to walk.

The walk I am talking.


A magik kind.

I conquered the castle,

but left behind the gold.

Crasy dance. 31 more words


Examine that

On Wednesday and Thursday I had the pleasure of sitting some exams. I thought it was two three-hour papers, but I found out on Sunday that it was in fact three papers. 486 more words

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A gig around town

Trying to be alternative, I was at a few gigs last week. The first was a night called Output, an annual conference for people in the music production industry in Northern Ireland. 272 more words

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Is it time for wenger to leave arsenal?

Another abject performance in the knockout stages of the champions league for arsenal has got everyone talking about Arsene Wenger and arsenal’s future.

First of all it is no disgrace losing to Bayern Munich at the Allianz arena but the manner and scoreline made it a disgrace.

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A child is born

Yesterday evening after work I flew down the motorway to Dublin where I had the distinct pleasure of meeting my new nephew! He was born on Thursday and it’s… 241 more words

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