An Ancient Game

The Kilkenny Cats were up against Tipperary, last year’s champions, in the All Ireland hurling final on Sunday last. Hurling is a game to be marvelled at. It’s as old as the hills, dating back to ancient Celtic times just after the last Ice Age. I wonder if there’s anything else like it anywhere in […]

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Blogger’s Time Zone

Thanks to Derek Haines and his inspired blog article social-media-automation-what-is-acceptable I created two blog entries and scheduled them to appear. The first one should have been posted at 5 pm on Friday but nothing happened. By 10 pm when the entry still hadn’t been posted, I rescheduled it for Saturday. I tried 00:01 am, but Blogger […]

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An Award – pour moi!

I’m staggered, flabbergasted, and almost speechless. Dierdra Eden-Coppel over here has given me an award. How could such a thing have happened? Thanks Dierdra. If it was some sort of ghastly mistake, I’m not giving it back!

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Writing and Cooking

Many writers have been cooks. Didn’t Hemingway dabble in the kitchen? And Len Deighton – or was that just Harry Palmer? I believe Derek Haines, the well-known Swiss-Aussie writer, cooks. I’m no cook, but I do know how to boil an egg. Or at least I thought I did until yesterday. I put two eggs in […]

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