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Reasons to be Cheerful 15.6.18

Another busy fortnight is almost over: fewer appointments and less training, but a lot of catching up to do! I’ve reconnected with my morning running group in the Phoenix Park, returned to my Zumba class, and successfully attended two disability-related Annual General Meetings with my disabled daughter B. 342 more words

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Thoughts toward a sustainable future inside the neoliberal university

When I started commuting in January between my new house in Hamilton, Ontario and my job in London, Ontario I asked Facebook to tell me what podcasts I should be listening to along the way. 1,397 more words

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Reasons to be Cheerful 1.6.18

Once again May was a ridiculously busy and sunny month, and I spent far too much time cooped up in a hot car driving to twelve big appointments for the two young adults I care for, formerly known as my two younger children.  214 more words

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Agnostic Questions and My Answers

An agnostic friend prompted me with some of the questions below. Thinking them over, I asked myself more questions from her viewpoint. This is her/my interview of me/myself: 993 more words


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Ian Dury’s birthday. One of the cleverest wordsmiths to ever front a rock band – and what a rock band. The Blockheads were magnificent, especially the rhythm section of bassist Norman Watt-Roy and drummer Charley Charles. 51 more words


Reasons to be Cheerful - David Byrne

Here is David Byrne, singer and songwriter, frontman of the Talking Heads, introducing his new project “Reasons to be Cheerful“.


On Podcasts

I used to watch YouTube videos or Netflix shows while cooking/washing dishes/getting ready, but wanted something that didn’t require looking at a screen. I started looking into podcasts and before I knew it I was listening to them every day. 1,181 more words