A hundred thousand welcomes to my blog. I retired in 2013 after 37 years teaching English and four as Deputy Principal of Scoil Mhuire agus Íde in Newcastle West, County Limerick, in Ireland. My interests include education, literature, politics, religion and sport.
I’m married to Kate – my long-suffering soulmate and we’ve been blessed as we watched our daughter and son grow up into their glorious selves. I love my own place, Knockaderry, and the people who live there. My present preoccupations are: family, GAA, parish – and blogging!
I hope to collect here some musings about life in the slow lane! This blog will be a repository of my rants, my rambles and my reviews of poetry and fiction. It will also include some analysis of the political situation not already adequately covered in my rants section!
I don’t believe in perfection and have always agreed with Leonard Cohen when he says in Anthem:
Ring the bells that still can ring,
Forget ur perfect offering,
There is a crack in everything,
That’s how the light gets in.
Thank you for stopping by,