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George Morrison
May 25, 2024

Jackdaw

Jackdaw                           Word on the week                                25th May 2024. Now with the warmer weather the hens are being fed outside.   Their trough is an old metal rain gutter stuck into half a hollow concrete block.   The hens are untidy eaters so the Jackdaws who are waiting nearby are on the alert. As they see me […]

May 18, 2024

Marriage Joy

Marriage Joy                    Word on the Week                     18th May 2024. There is nothing like a family wedding to release an outpouring of wedding joy! The clans are gathering, crossing the ocean, flying in at various times all to be there for the Big Day.   Those on this side of the Atlantic feel they are in Philadelphia […]

May 11, 2024

Bodies as Beacons

Bodies as Beacons                    Word on the Week                    11th May 2024. The practice of body art has had a field day.   In fact, some are so adorned that there is no more space left!    Perhaps a new level of grotesque has been reached in our entry to the Eurovision Song Contest. Our competitor, Bambie Ray […]

May 4, 2024

People as Pawns

People as Pawns                    Word on the Week                        4th May 2024. ‘The Lord your God is the God of gods and Lord of lords. He is the great God, the mighty and awesome God, who shows no partiality and cannot be bribed. He ensures that orphans and widows receive justice. He shows love to […]

April 27, 2024

Sensory Garden

Sensory Garden              Word on the Week                27th April 2024. This week we finally bit the bullet!   The project had languished for a long time but this week the Men’s Shed unanimously agreed to turn our garden into a sensory one for use by the school for Autistic children. The Kill Men’s Shed occupies a small […]

April 13, 2024

Peter Pan Syndrome

Peter Pan Syndrome             Word on the Week                 13th April 2024. Peter Pan was the creation of the playwright J.M.Barrie.   It became the favourite Christmas time pantomime of yesteryear.   Peter was the little boy who, among other things, could fly.   He also had the secret of perpetual youth! It’s the latter that is being […]

April 6, 2024

A Real British Cock-up

A Real British Cock-up                 Word on the Week                       6th April 2024. It came to be known as Mr Bates v The Post Office and involved over 900 sub-postmasters (operating as franchisees) who were accused of stealing. The shortages were revealed by the new computer system which was compulsorily introduced in the 90ies.  The ‘Horizon’ […]

March 30, 2024

Risen and Reigning

Risen and Reigning                   Word on the Week          30th March 2024. Of all the expressions of Easter my least favourite would be the cartoon which adorned the front page of one of our national newspapers.    It portrayed the common man surveying a litany of disasters appearing in a news sheet and exclaiming loudly ‘Jesus Christ’. Recognising […]

March 23, 2024

To Be or Not to Be

To Be or Not to Be              Word on the Week                 23rd March 2024. On 20 March 2024, the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Assisted Dying recommended the introduction of legalisation regulating assisted suicide and euthanasia in its majority report.   The spirit of our age, so fond of death, commended we follow Holland, Belgium and Canada on […]

March 16, 2024

St Patrick

St Patrick                         Word on the Week                     16th March 2024. It’s tomorrow that St Patrick kisses the stone!   His kiss transforms the land from its winter hibernation to the green fertility that makes Ireland the Emerald Isle.   After this Winter’s deluges of rain, he may need to blow his warm breath over it to dry up […]

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