Monthly Archives: December 2009

How Close Is Christmas?

Just a quick trawl through the papers, in this week prior to Christmas, shows us that everything is not right with this Island of Ireland. 1.  The favourite topic of conversation at the moment is the discussion on when will we all go on strike and who will be the first.  Each Union is vying for this privilege.  The selfishness… (more…)

Keep Writing

In  Blogging On submitted on 9 December 2009,  I explained that I initially persuaded myself I was doing this blogging to better my ability on the computer  and improve my writing skills, in as much as the discipline of churning out 1000 words plus almost daily would help me with construction and quality and also help  form a personalised style… (more…)

Muddy Waters

I was born in a suburb of Manchester called Longsight.  Three miles from the city centre, a halfway house, neither inner city deprivation or outer suburban splendour.  A place one came to, to escape the former and aspire to the latter.  Immediately after the 2nd world war it was nearly 100% English in its population, but that changed very quickly.… (more…)

Roger and Out

Sorry to appear like a dog with a bone but that Naughton case yesterday has me amazed.  One of the terrible things that came out of this case of a Catholic priest returning for sentencing for his second conviction for paedophilia is  the length of time it takes to squeeze the facts out of the reluctant Church.  This time we… (more…)