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Gay Labels

Over the years of being gay and going to various bars, clubs, nights, hoot nannies, exhibitions, shin-digs, festivals, marches, (I could go on with this list!) I’ve seen all sorts of labels given to gay men. I don’t know if it’s because I’m not one or I just don’t listen [Read more…]

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Happy 39th

It is my birthday. I am 39. Again. You will believe that I am 39 and not go any higher. I am 39. 39.

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CSS my ASS!

Having spent most of the evening trawling through web-sites trying to learn CSS I have come to realise the following: 1. I know more HTML than I give myself credit for. 2. I don’t read everything but skim it to find the things I want – thus missing most of [Read more…]

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Fire Training at Work

Fire training at work is always fun. We get full training in how fires start, how to evacuate, and how to put out small fire. It’s also done in a practical way so we actually get to set off the extinguishers and put out a fire. It can be a [Read more…]

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Where there’s a will

There is something quite calming and cathartic about writing a living will. I was having a discussion the other day about what I would want done in the event of me being put on a life support machine and it made me realise that I doubt anyone knows my wishes. [Read more…]

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The girl on the bridge

When we first moved to Ireland various friends came to visit us. One of them was Rowena. We took her around Galway and one afternoon while walking along the side of the Corrig we noticed a girl sat on the wall over looking the river and a man holding on [Read more…]

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What?

I got asked the other day at work why I don’t wear my hearing aid as much as I did when I first started. Well, there are two reasons. Firstly most of the people I work with have got used to me now and seem to compensate for my deafness; [Read more…]

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Irish Media

There is something very interesting about the media industry in Ireland. The TV shows, the live chat shows, are essentially shit. They are either presented as though it’s the 1930’s and women are just coming out of suffrage or they try to be the most up-to-date modernistic show ever. Sadly, [Read more…]

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Be thoughtful this Christmas

As Christmas day approaches we find ourselves surrounded by family and friends and loved ones who we want to celebrate the day with but, for most, there is always an empty seat at the dinner table. Loss is difficult at any time of the year but during the holiday season [Read more…]

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Lies the telly told me.

“Washing machines live longer with Calgon!” Actually they don’t! Have you seen that advert? Warning you about how your washing machine gets damaged by limescale if you live in a hard water area! Well what Calgon don’t tell you is that all major washing powder and most generic store brands [Read more…]

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An offer

I have been made an offer. It’s an offer that I’ve wanted for about twenty years. I’ve been waiting for it and hoping it would come. So it finally came. Unannounced and unexpected, I got an email with the offer in it. I never expected it to come in an [Read more…]

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Shame!

I should have a learned a long time ago not to open my mouth in public because when I speak I often say the wrong thing. It either offends and I lose friends or I embarrass myself. The latter happened a while back and to this day I still laugh [Read more…]

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500 Things

A while ago I was challenged to write 100 things about myself. I like a challenge so I thought I’d make it 500 and what a perfect way to start this journal. I hate my first name yet it’s the one I hear most of all! I believe I would [Read more…]