Some days you need an Irish poet

To Hell with Commonsense More kicks than pence We get from commonsense Above its door is writ All hope abandon. It Is a bank will refuse a post Dated cheque of the Holy Ghost. Therefore I say to hell With all reasonable Poems in particular We want no secular Wisdom…

the days slip by

32 more working days left. Probably double that in the number of boxes left to pack. All of the following has been arranged: Dog transport People transport Ferry transport for Genevieve and Co Removalist Doggie day care (for the day the movers are here) This moving stuff is hard work…

adventure

In 66 days, I will no longer be formally employed. In 74 days (+/- 3 days) all our belongings will be packed up and shipped to another state, about as far south as you can go. The dogs are aware that something is happening; Frank is slightly nervous and slinks away…

There’s a change a comin

Certainly the radio silence on these pages would indicate something has been brewing in the background. I am still not at liberty to reveal too much, which is sad for you I know. I shall reveal most, if not all, next week. Mark your calendars! In the meantime talk quietly…

Knitting all the things

I have been knitting. In fact, the length of time that has been my absence is the time I have been trying to teach myself how to knit. Still here, just knitting…

All the King’s horses

Back in November when I was home, I asked someone why she wasn’t supporting Hilary Clinton, and was told, quite vehemently, that Hilary Clinton was a thief. I was actually taken aback at the level of hatred and distrust people had for HC, but even more than that…

Another yarn

To say crochet has changed my life sounds superficial and trite. Indeed, I read that statement “crochet has changed my life” and think “oh, puke”. However the world of yarn and all the little yarn-y satellites surrounding it (Felters! Spinners! Alpaca Farmers! ) have begun begun…

Starting now

There is no more safe. The emergence of the banal belligerence of Trump et al strikes my heart with terror. We will not be silenced.   I originally wrote this draft on the 24th of January 2017. It is now only the 4th of February and the continual idiotic statements…

How can we break the chain?

In the words of Martin Luther King Jr whose birthday we remember today “To retaliate in kind would do nothing but intensify the existence of hate in the universe. Along the way of life, someone must have sense enough, and morality enough, to cut off the chain of hate…

Yes, it has been a long time

Time slips away so quickly these days. I don’t know about you, but I was not sorry to see the back side of 2016. So many people lost to us forever. So many ass-hats now in charge. I still have not come to terms with the biggest…