5 times, in 5 minutes

When I wrote, 'the weather can change five times, in five minutes' in Mayo (https://dermotthayes.com/2016/05/27/still-water-write-photo/), I wasn't joking, as you'll see from this sequence of shots, taken, one bright, sunny, no ,cloudy, no, misty, it's going to rain, rain? those are feckin' hailstones, day on Blacksod Bay, north County Mayo. Run

Thoughts on the novels of James Lee Burke

James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux novels are never 'typical' crime novels. First, there's Robicheaux, a disgraced, former NOPD Homicide lieutenant turned sheriff's detective in Iberia Parish. Robicheaux is a good man with a chequered past; a Vietnam veteran and recovering alcoholic who carries traces of post-traumatic stress disorder and an unspecified, but lingering, guilt from…Read more Thoughts on the novels of James Lee Burke

Still water #write photo

https://scvincent.com/2016/05/26/thursday-photo-prompt-still-water-writephoto/   When you're used to cityscapes as the background to your visual reality, a jaunt in the countryside is always welcome, for a new perspective. It restores your balance, if you like. I'm returning to County Mayo next week and really looking forward to it. The weather can change five times in five minutes…Read more Still water #write photo

The True Cost

Two months ago, the majority of members elected to a new Irish Parliament, won their seats on a ticket to abolish water charges. Yesterday, the biggest opposition party, FIANNA FAIL, betrayed that trust and abstained on a motion to abolish those charges

Postcard from a Pigeon

My first poem, written four months ago in response to the growing public anger and frustration at the Irish government’s austerity measures, particularly the introduction of water charges, a double taxtrue cost

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