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Why?

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The Bonnie Earl O’ Murray

Ye Hielands and ye Lowlands O whaur hae ye been? Thae hae slain the Earl o Moray And they’ve laid him on the green He was a braw callan An he played at the ba’ O the bonnie Earl of … Continue reading

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Brogan’s Bar, Ennis

This is the pub I visited for a meal, a Guinness and a bit of craic back in 2008.

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Science Picktion

This is really stunning. Pick of the week. Rocket Man She packed my bags last night, preflight Zero hour, nine a.m. And I’m gonna be high As a kite by then I miss the earth so much I miss my … Continue reading

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Salomé

Whenever I take the trouble to watch an opera, I am always just a little surprised each time, because I really enjoy it.  Yet I have never considered myself an opera fan.  It helps a great deal if I know … Continue reading

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Today I Sing the Blues

Not really.  But I like listening.

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Hard Cheese in Old England

A song by Les Barker,  to the tune of Hard Times in Old England. There’s Cheddar and Cheshire and Lancashire too, Leicester’s bright orange and Stilton is blue. It waxes so lyrical, what can you do but sing, Oh the … Continue reading

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Hares on the Mountain

Young women, They run like hares on the mountains. Young women, They run like hares on the mountains. If I was a young man I’d soon go a-hunting To me right fol a diddle dero, right fol a diddle day! … Continue reading

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OMG!

Avid followers of my exciting, fun-filled adventurous life will recall that I fell off my motorcycle at an intersection in Nabua, Fiji, due to stopping too abruptly at the traffic lights right on a patch of newly spilled oil.  Almost … Continue reading

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Barrett’s Privateers

Oh, the year was 1778, How I wish I was in Sherbrooke now! A letter of marque came from the king, To the scummiest vessel I’d ever seen, God damn them all!  I was told We’d cruise the seas for … Continue reading

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