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The London Commute

“I’m not gonna’ follow you off the tube cos’ that would be weird.”

“That WOULD be weird” said I in agreement before taking a moment to revel on the glory that was an entire carriage of commuters staring at me. 493 more words

'Doing A Sort' by Elgin

What a brilliant puzzle.   If this isn’t a strong contender for 2018 Puzzle Of The Year then there’s no justice!  Remarkable!!

However, my logic might… 505 more words

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A cup of tea in Ireland

The cup of tea is an Irish institution. Of course all cultures have tea ceremonies. The Japanese have their elaborate, intricate ritual of precision and beauty that opens the participants into the timeless tranquility of the moment. 960 more words

Not-so minor miracles

Editor’s Note: A version of this article originally appeared for The Observer in its 2017 Commencement edition on May 19, 2017.

11:45 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. 729 more words

Getting caught in 'The Act'

“Do you cycle?”

“No, I don’t.”

“Does your partner cycle?”

“…I don’t have a partner.”

And with that our external security officer for the evening slithered with an unsettling and mistaken sense of opportunity alongside my desk before finally coming to rest on my mousepad and leaning provocatively in my direction. 911 more words

Father Ted: A Demonic Masterpiece


When I was in my mid teens into my 20’s, religion was seen as uncool or something only women were into. 785 more words

The first flush toilets

The iconic Plassey shipwreck is known all over the world.  On the island for the past 50 years, this blow-in has become an integral part of the community on Inis Oírr.  641 more words