It’s been a while since I posted one of my pieces from the Feelgood in the Irish Examiner. This was last weeks edition, inspired by the mid-term break. Last week I was struck down by a dreadful condition which affects large numbers of the population but most are unaware of its existence. The condition I … More There I am in the paper #43.
I understand why #metoo is trending. I acknowledge it is an excellent way to highlight sexual assault or abuse. I’m just struggling to add it to my posts. It’s not that I don’t qualify, most readers know I have a past. So why not add it and lend my voice to the roars? I’ve been … More Why I don’t want to #metoo
It’s been very sad around here the past few days so I thought I’d share one of my pieces from the Irish Examiner’s Feelgood. Hope it brings a smile to your faces. September is within touching distance so… hands up who isn’t just a little bit happy? Don’t get me wrong I am not exactly … More There I am in the paper #39
Here is my column from last weeks Examiner’s Feelgood supplement. As it’s exam time I’m sharing how important the Leaving Cert exam was in my life…NOT. Exam season is approaching but of course you knew that. There are two things we can be sure of this time of year, one being that the clouds will … More There I am in the paper. #30
Sometimes something triggers a memory and it’s very difficult to put it behind you. Life goes on as normal, but all the while you are fighting an invisible battle to return from the past. It might be a newspaper article, something you watch, or read or maybe something as simple as a smell. So today, … More How do I keep my child safe from abuse?
If I were to ask you a question can you give an honest answer? Do you give blood? If not why not? Before you get all shouty and announce you can’t for some medical or social reason it is not you I am asking, it is everyone else… The facts speak for themselves, in Ireland … More What is stopping you?
Today, Easter Sunday, is a day of celebration and remembrance to many around the world. So with that in mind, and because I missed organ donation awareness week, I’d like to repost this in order to celebrate and remember a very special boy Ben, and his brave family. Ben has not been forgotten by so … More Celebrating Easter, Remembering Ben.
Ever get flat pack furniture? Who puts it together in your house? Here is our story. Names have been changed to protect anonymity! A new bed was purchased and duly arrived at the house in little and very large pieces, with a sheet of paper attached. Some were of the opinion the paper are surplus … More I can do it…Really?
If you have never given blood, you don’t know the gift you may have given someone. Here is Daniels story. Three years ago, weeks before Christmas, my friends young son, Daniel, was diagnosed with Leukemia, at the barely begun life age of thirteen. We were all shattered. A few weeks later, still reeling, we heard … More Why should you donate blood? Daniels story.
While sitting with my daughter in the car the other day something she said reminded me of this old post. I think you’ll enjoy it. At what age do men stop loving themselves? Posted on November 6, 2013 by tric Why you may ask am I picking on men? Dont women spend hours each day, making sure … More Were men born to love themselves?