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What’s in a Name?

June 26, 2019 0 Comments

It turns out a lot, even if you aren’t unfortunate enough to be “A Boy Named Sue”. “It’s that name that helped to make you strong… And I think about him now and then, every time I try & every time I win.” I share that sentiment! It was a bitterly cold Sunday afternoon in […]

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Meet Stephen Henderson…Ruach Music

June 16, 2019 0 Comments

If you’d asked him a decade ago when he was 13-years-old what he wanted to be when he grew up – he probably wouldn’t have said entrepreneur. If you’d asked him where he wanted to live when he grew up  – he might have said right here. That’s the joy of having watched the rise […]

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That which abides… a barometer for love & startups

June 11, 2019 0 Comments

Coincident to marking a decade in Ireland last November, a colleague introduced me to a startup he’d joined as a co-founder. Frankly, in spite of my longstanding enthusiasm for all bright and shiny new things – I was far less intrigued and excited – and considerably more cynical than I would have been ten years […]

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An Election Day Road Trip; Ireland to Damascus…

May 21, 2019 0 Comments

…or back to business as usual in our “Grey Town“. All aboard! We’re on the road to the polls Friday – and just for one day – ordinary citizens are driving. By Monday next, we’ll know if we Irish have collectively stepped up and chosen our own Road to Damascus… …or as in C.S Lewis’ […]

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Coffee Klatches, Consciousness-Raising & Water Coolers…

May 8, 2019 0 Comments

So what do they have in common? They remind us that there really is “nothing new under the sun”. And the sentiment itself is ancient – Ecclesiastes 1:9 – written nearly a thousand years BCE. “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the […]

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On Memoir as a Call to Action…

September 22, 2018 0 Comments

So what’s a memoir? It’s simply a tool – and it’s best described by Julia Cameron – who created it: “The Memoir is a weekly exercise that builds upon itself. You will divide your life into sections; as a rule of thumb, divide your age by twelve, and this is the number of years you […]

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Bankers’ Self-Interest, 2 Households Homeless & Suicide

July 2, 2018 0 Comments

The Author will remain anonymous as this case is still in litigation. We share the story to encourage others who were similarly treated or misled by their banks – to come forward. My story: The “Bank” is now involved in trying to repossess my family home, along with my partner, his wife and children’s family […]

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Irish Mothers & Property Rights

July 2, 2018 0 Comments

Our guest contributor highlights the very different outcomes when it comes to the property rights of a married vs. an unmarried woman: “Unmarried Irish Mothers Have No Rights” Yvonne Walsh is an unmarried Irish mother.  Perhaps not a politically correct distinction to make in this 21st century Ireland of alleged equal status for all.  But no […]

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“Where will you be five years from today?”

June 5, 2018 1 Comment

The question is posed by author and creativity consultant, Dan Zadra. His book has the look and feel of a child’s book, which leaves us open, available and curious. This book celebrates the “want to’s”, the “choose to’s” and the “I can’t wait to’s” in your life”. Whether you’re just finishing school, starting a new venture, celebrating […]

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Driving Excellence in Ireland, a #Hashtag Primer

June 4, 2018 0 Comments

If you’re new to following current events in Ireland – this is for you. Ireland in 2018 is a very hard place to be. Correction. Ireland until late 2017 was a very hard place to be. Thanks in large measure to #Housing & #Homeless activists as well as #Together4Yes and #Repealthe8th campaigners, things started to change in […]

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