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Talented Friends: Kelly McCaughrain

This time tomorrow evening my good friend, Kelly McCaughrain will be launching her debut novel, “Flying Tips for Flightless Birds,” to a packed house at the Crescent Arts Centre. 994 more words

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The Eye of my Storm.

So, I have attempted poetry many a time, but not for a while now. But, in light of the whole “spontaneous” endeavours,  I thought I’d pick it up again. 172 more words

Talented Friends - Apricot Irving

When I first moved to the States in 2005 one of my chief aims was to acquire some friends with interesting names. Growing up in Northern Ireland in the 1980s I knew more than my fair share of sensibly-named Stephens, Claires, Catherine and Andys. 1,227 more words

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What Am I Doing? What Am I 'Not' Doing?

You may have noticed that I haven’t blogged in quite some time. Maybe you didn’t. That’s ok too. I am not hibernating, though it’s been so cold in East Belfast, the idea of disappearing under my duvet with a bar of Caramac and re-emerging in May, seems infinitely appealing. 874 more words



For the past four years, I’ve had a word for the year. A challenge on life, to push me that extra step forward to being a better me. 602 more words


Non-compos mentis

Someone asked me recently,

“What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?”

It was a text, so… I had time to think a little before answering with a blank, 414 more words


So before I begin I will send out a disclaimer, this is probably my first blog post ever. I know I know I have a number on here but what I mean is that this is by far my rawest, most unedited piece of work yet. 2,341 more words