Monthly Archives: October 2016

Defender

img source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/harrypotts/4649572228/ A proposal made by the Wilgar Community Forum (East Belfast) for a statue of Irish music legend Rory Gallagher to be placed outside Ulster Hall has been approved by the Belfast City Council planning committee, according to … Continue reading

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Walk Home

I decided to walk home. I told my wife. “You can’t go home again,” she says. “Sez who?” “Says everyone. ‘You can’t go home again,’ that’s what they all say, and if everyone says it, it must be true.” “Well, … Continue reading

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One for the Weekend

“I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper and the old men and old women warmer in the winter and happier in the summer.”–Brendan Behan

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A Song for Old Friends

Be young Be merry Have no cares Have no worry   Have yourself a drink Have yourself a song Have yourself a time For it never lasts too long   In our youth in dreaming fields We stared upon the … Continue reading

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Any Resemblance to Persons Living or Dead is Purely Coincidental

One day, I met my doppelganger in the street. I had read that this could be a psychologically disastrous experience. And indeed it was. Seeing as how my life seemed shattered beyond repair, I did the only thing I felt … Continue reading

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Across the Room and Into the Fire, Pt. 5

  In our early teens,  my brother and I got into a bit of trouble. It wasn’t anything that unusual for boys our age, and at that time, but we were held up to a different light by our teachers, … Continue reading

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