Category Archives: non-fiction

Across the Room and Into the Fire, Pt. 2

There would be no going up into the attic on the first night in our grandparent’s home. For one, they slept one bedroom down the hall from where we were sleeping, and we were certain to be discovered. More importantly, … Continue reading

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Fifty Objects (IV)

I hesitate to refer to either of the following as ‘objects’, but they can be touched, and they can touch me back…when they feel like it, or when I let them. Just outside Kildare, at the Solas Bhride Centre, is … Continue reading

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My Life in Fifty Objects (3)

  It would be easy (and I am tempted), to write the story of my life in fifty objects merely by making a list of the books that have influenced me the most. However, that is a series for another … Continue reading

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Piano Lessons

I had an important bit of work to do and needed peace and quiet. So I summoned the creature and let it be known that unless it was an emergency or he needed me to make him something to eat, … Continue reading

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My Life in Fifty Objects (2)

Childs’ hand on pillar (complete with bullet holes) GPO, Dublin, Ireland.

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My Life in Fifty Objects

Because I said I would. Earlier this year, Arran Q. Henderson posted an excellent piece entitled; A History of The Easter Rising in 50 Objects; by John Gibney, historian. I re-blogged the piece, which in turn led to an interesting … Continue reading

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Rabbit

He came from a poor family. That was bad enough. What was worse, he had a large family; he loved them all, but there was never enough to go around; his mother was too busy taking care of his brothers … Continue reading

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