That’s No Lover, That’s a Vanity Thief – Smart at 25, Sleeper

That’s No Lover, That’s a Vanity Thief – Smart at 25, Sleeper

The best writers seem to be speaking directly to you. It's like they've been living in your wardrobe. They've seen you naked, rifled through your pockets, heard all of your best lines, been there through cold blooded old times and they know all of your secrets.  At least that's how it seems.  This should seem [...]

Dear John…

***this article is a response to one that appeared in the Independent.Ie on February 8th 2020 written by John Meagher*** Line upon line. Britpop's most emblematic year was 1995 Was it really? If by emblematic you mean the year when lots of records were sold by Blur and Oasis...fair enough. But the year that "best" [...]

Christmas

  When, according to the Bible, Jesus was asked which of the commandments was the greatest His reply was to remind His followers to love God with their all.  When I defined myself as a person of faith and, more explicitly, as a Christian that was important to me.  It meant that I had an [...]

Be Write Here Now

Be Write Here Now

"I have an idea for a novel." I say to anyone who will listen. Once the laughter stops, once the look of incredulity has faded, once the awkward silence has lifted and once their own pitch for a best-seller has been delivered I am left feeling...awkward, unsure, disillusioned and full of doubt. No. More awkward. [...]

100 Words On…

100 Words On…

I made the mistake of sharing my opinion on a certain member of the Royal family the other day.  Crudely, and from a position of ignorance, I tried to suggest that this person didn't have troubles but, instead, faced inconveniences.  I thought it would be obvious that I was commenting on his position of enormous [...]