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Carefree By Degrees - Journey In Peru

Oh to live this life completely carefree. That would be a joy. In this world however, caution is required and my experience as a woman has taught me to be especially cautious. 846 more words

Travel

Colm Toibin--"Sleep" (New Yorker, March 23, 2015)

SOUNDTRACK: YES-Tormato (1978).

Tormato might be Yes’ most hated album (I think people grudgingly respect Topographic, but they hate Tormato).  I mean the cover is weird and, well, weird.  1,443 more words

Short Story

A walk around Limerick's boardwalk.

Brightening up the river with their white plumage, the swans are very much part of the Shannon as it flows through Limerick on its way to the wild Atlantic. 113 more words

Nature

SHORT STORY: LOVE IS BLIND (written in 2013)

A week after their 40th wedding anniversary, Ivan and Rose Jenkins were sitting in their back garden. It was a beautiful warm summer’s afternoon. She was reading a book and he, in his shades, was deeply thinking of times gone by… 570 more words

Short Fiction

she left of a sunday

She left of a Sunday

Hello is there anyone there

Up here paddy

Is Mary about

No she went out.

Right

Make yourself a cup of tea, 358 more words

Writing

Keith Ridgway--Never Love a Gambler (2001) [New Directions Pearl, 2014]

SOUNDTRACK: DakhaBrakha-Tiny Desk Concert #435 (April 25, 2015).

DakhaBrakha are a band from Kiev, Ukraine.  There are four members, one man (unsure how he is dressed because he plays the accordion which covers his body) and three women.  868 more words

Short Story

Whiskey On A Sunday - Journey In Peru

He stood in the doorway of the cafe with all all the magnificence of his Inca descent and the radiance of Machu Picchu in his heart. 659 more words

Travel