Monthly Archives: February 2014

Captain Connor

(Note: I had a boss once who used to call me Captain Connor, for no particular reason. I never knew how to react. Eventually I started calling him Flight Lieutenant Steve. This seemed to work.) Because my birthday was on … Continue reading

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Mammy’s Birthday Boy

In early 1969, my parents were dating, or as my mother says, “they were doing a line”. In fact, she would probably describe it as “a strong line” because things were getting serious. They often went on dates to Dublin, … Continue reading

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Courage and Testicles

Sometimes I’m brave and sometimes I’m a scaredy cat. Anyone who’s read this blog for any length of time will know that I tend to be a scaredy cat when it comes to matters romantic. Last Saturday night I was … Continue reading

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Haters, Feelings and the PANTO

After my conversation with the Warden about this blog in September, I’ve been very careful. I put the blog back online a month ago, but I’ve tried to keep it away from the eyes of students in Hall. I have … Continue reading

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Valencia!

When I was a child, we used to go on a foreign holiday every summer. This was unusual in the Ireland of the mid-1980s. Many of my friends would never have been abroad, and if they had, it would have … Continue reading

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A poem

I’m sorry. It’s time to inflict my “poetry” on all of you again. I haven’t finished writing my post about my weekend in Spain, but I will soon. I came out of a lovely meeting with my supervisor this afternoon, … Continue reading

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