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A Powerful Confessional Play about being Mormon & Gay

I was delighted to see the one man stage show, called “Confessions of a Mormon Boy” at the Teacher’s Club in Dublin on Saturday, as part of the LGBTQ theatre festival. I had read the book about 11 years ago, …

Al Porter – Thinking with the wrong head!

For me, the saddest part of this whole episode was that he was ‘exposed’ in the papers on the same day that a prominent RTE employee, was caught in a sting operation after going to Leeds to meet the 13 …

Sad days for FA (Friedreich’s Ataxia)

I was very sad to see the ugly tentacles of the “charity” business in full squalid action again.

Regretfully, this time, the exposed activities are concerning the organisation for my own disorder ATAXIA IRELAND.

I very much want this not …

“Terrorists will never win”…..but mission accomplished in Manchester.

So shocked to learn about the slaughter in Manchester. It defies belief and its further evidence that any form of religion really is mental poison.

The slayer of these innocents, has been inspired by a horrible blood loving creed, which …

“Jamming with Jesus” and Irish Comic Relief!

Unfortunately, Paddy’s day was a complete wash out. I had tickets organised for Westmoreland street. I knew that I wasn’t going to be able to make the parade and Comic Relief on the same day, so I sacrificed the parade.…

Words DO matter-Clean up your sloppy English!

I was watching Pat Kenny Live last night, with one very interesting section on political correctness or whether it has gone too far.

Apparently the British medical association, no longer refers to someone as male or female, for fear of …

Calling out mandated bloodlust does not equal Islamophobia

Reading “Heretic” by Ayaan Hirsi Ali and her words are all the more powerful coming from someone born into the Islamic tradition.

Even though she is now an apostate and scripturally worthy of being sentenced to death in whatever manner …

Ticketmaster, U2 and Profiteering.

On Monday morning, I finally got through on the ticketmaster line to be told that all the tickets were gone.

I was told that the lines had been crazy and a number of the U2 tickets for their concert in …

Christmas and New Year……just more obstacles to get through!

My absolute best wishes for those with disabilities who are trapped with all that freezing snow in New York or anywhere else.

Worse still to be trapped by your disability and circumstances, with the inflicted ordeal, that comes from dealing …

The “boy” at the table!

I am positioned,

feet away from the table,

taking it all in,

even in my left out state.

 

From my plate,

piled high with dependency,

Inverted attempts at negotiating,

Recalcitrant limbs to quivering mouth,

a definite appetite suppressant!

 …

Trump-The President with no clothes

As I was turning off the telly last night, it seemed assured that in the morning there would not be a President Trump. The news reports saying that there had been a record turnout of Latino voters and even a …

The support for Trump cannot be dismissed!

Third Presidential Debate:

The final debate between these two, has pushed me back definitely to the side of Hillary Clinton.

I think Trump has become a parody, entirely of his own making.

To be honest, I don’t know how anyone …

The ambiguous meaning of “Accessible” in Ireland.

Stupid me! I had always assumed that a door with the word “accessible” and a wheelchair symbol on it, carried more weight that it apparently does.

In reality, it seems to be first come first served!

Such matters are left …

Mother Teresa–The Gutter Loving “Saint”.

In the aftermath of all the pomp and ceremony that the Vatican can lavish on this little nun from Albania, I have started researching the merits of such grandiose devotion.

Even though countless millions flowed into her order, while she …

Cough up Apple Ireland!

(Update 05/10/17: How disgusting is it that the Irish government is being taken to the European court, for not collecting at least €13 billion in back taxes from a company that can so lavishly afford it. It defies belief!

Mamie Cadden–An abortionist in De Valera’ Ireland

Going through,my groaning bookshelves, full of unread books last night, I came across a book about a backstreet abortionist called Mamie Cadden.

To my surprise, this was a very Irish story, of what life was like for pregnant women in …

The French lead the world again in saying “non” to Muslim absurdities

(Update: The French have reversed their decision, probably because of a misfounded view of civil rights. Who is going to benefit from this? Not good news!)

(Update Friday 26/8/16: Please don’t backtrack France!)

I’m so happy that the French …

That Mrs Browns Boys is so popular, is the biggest joke of all!

How could Mrs Browns Boys be voted the best British (?) sitcom of the century? It absolutely beggars belief!

From time to time I watch it, to try and decipher just what it is, that so many of my family …

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As you may have noticed, despite the fact that my site regularly makes it into the front page of Google results, it still remains …

My bad experience with Twinkledeals.com

(Update Monday 22/08/16: On Saturday morning, I got an email from PayPal saying that my money was going to be refunded. Two of the t-shirts I had ordered, had arrived and as expected one of them was certainly not the …

Gay subculture in Maynooth seminary—what a shocker!

As far as I’m concerned the only real shock is that they were/are so blatant about using sites like Grindr for casual hookups.

Lets face it, they are not intending to meet other guys on that site, to discuss the …

Trump, “Under the Gun” and America’s impending IQ test

Original Post  2/8/16.

I’ve just finished watching “Under the Gun”, a powerful and revelatory look at the whole gun culture in the US.

Its hard to fathom how readily available guns are in that country, that you can buy a …

Suspicions about “Every Life Counts”

(This post was originally done on the 31st March 2015, but was never published due to formatting problems).

My mind is mixed about the new organisation “Every Life Counts”

I agree with the premise that no life should be written …

Addicted to “Return to Amish”

I don’t follow any series on TV, but I’m absolutely addicted to ‘Return to Amish’. Its now in its third series but I’ve been waiting for over two years to find out the next installment about Abe, Rebecca, Mary and …

Will the next Islamic killings be here in Ireland?

Like so many others I have been really appalled at the state of killings in France.

What threat could an 84 year old priest have caused, to the brain washed blood thirsty Islamists or their stoic beliefs?

To slit his …

Pope John Paul II aka Gods politician.

I’m reading an interesting book at the moment which I retrieved from a second hand shop and although a bit dated, its an intriguing and revealing read called ‘Gods Politician’ by David Willey.

I was/remain a fan of his in …

Where’s the reward for safe driving in Ireland?

I’m so annoyed with insurance rates. Despite having seven years no claims bonus, my insurance still nearly doubled this year.

I just don’t see the logic!

Let the boy racers and the people who have big crashes justly pay the …

Underwhelmed by Rihanna’ Anti tour at the Aviva in Dublin

I had been looking forward to this concert since last year when I got the tickets.

MCD promotions are very good with concerts goers with extra needs, so I was able to bring an assistant with me.

Perhaps I was …

Disability Wrongs & Rights

Yesterday, I had the unusually painful experience of having to bite my tongue, while listening to the story of how two people (who are currently sharing the same respite facility as myself) were asked to leave the living room of …

Anti choice misusers of disability-Repeal the 8th!

In the last few days coming up to the elections on Friday, I am still very frustrated that there is still so much abstract rhetoric about the abortion issue in Ireland.

Last week, I saw a 43 year old woman …

Wheelchair parking spaces & the abuse of convenience.

I am always disgusted by the brazen actions of some people. I know the weather here is atrocious, but even this is no excuse for some people, who don’t want to risk getting there hair wet.

Its especially galling to …

HSE Confidential Recipient — Leigh Gath

I’ve never had any contact with Leigh Gath before. I only heard about her when I contacted Gary Lee, of the Centre for Independent Living.

I remember with a still very living anger, the horrible awkwardness of being left to …

Good riddance to 2015

I am  cautiously optimistic about 2016. Good riddance to 2015 and all that It brought, long hospital visits and many sleepless nights caused by the repeated failures of two “care” agencies.

The year ended for me In a drained and …

Got to organise the next Garth Brooks concerts better just give us another 20 years!

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(Thursday 5/11/15: This old blog has just been revised for SEO purposes, that’s all. I don’t have dementia just yet!)

(Tuesday 8/7/14:Well its happened. I am angry with all concerned, from the arrogant G.A.A, shortsighted Croke Park residents (you

Problematic Infected Syria

so trueI am more than surprised at the  incredibly short sighted response to the  Syrian exodus. Some posts that I saw  on Facebook really made me think of  why the rest of the Arab world is not  doing more to help. …

Misunderstanding F.A (easy to do when you don’t have it)

I had been recommended to see a clinical neuro-psychologist. After the appointment came through and with a lot of time and effort on my part, I made it up there for 9.15  am.

However by the time we got an …

A Nation once again: music to deaf ears?

Up in O’Connell street yesterday, I saw a small booth lurking near the GPO with a sign overhead ” One Ireland One Vote”.

When I asked them what it was about, they said their aim was to gather 100,000 votes …

Is the anti choice movement running out of steam in Ireland?

My own video clip:  My banner read “What sort of life do you believe in?”

Through happy coincidence, I was in the city centre on the fourth of July. Was it some coded meaning, that this national pro life rally …

The Easter farce continues.


In many ways I will never understand just why so many people, are so keen to continuously worship this most insignificant act.

I saw yesterday on the telly, how millions of Filipino’s were re enacting the way of the cross, …

The scaremongering begins in earnest about marriage equality in Ireland

(Update Monday 22/08/16: (I’ve just finished watching “The Queen Of Ireland”. I know it took me way too long, to get around to it. I was very impressed by Rory O’ Neill’s eloquence. Its been well over a year and …

Ode to Friedreich’s Ataxia——–An honest lyrical poem about this disorder.

What have you done to me,you cruel bitch?

Curled fingers,slurred speech, locked pelvis,

Decaying muscles that twitch.

 

Attempted normality,

a scraping descent to those who drool,

Down with the card playing discards of life,

But just when, was I ever 

Appeasement doesn’t work when it comes to Muslim extremists!

Surely what happened in Paris, should be a real warning (if it was needed) about the ramifications of triumphal religious (in this case Muslim) ideology, where criticism is silenced or eliminated by the bullet and  the murderer’ happy to die …

Who suffers most when HIQA approves places like Áras Attracta?

Like so’many others,I was appalled at the abuses carried out in Aras Attracta. I cringed when I saw the voiceless people with intellectual disablities, being abused and exploited by so called “paid professionals”.

I absolutely reject the nurse’ union attempted …

Surely, we can do better for the terminally ill in Irelaand?

I had mixed emotions when someone I casually knew, died in a nursing home, after at least a seven year struggle. I suppose the main emotion was an angered relief.

Relief at the fact that he is no longer suffering …

Rainbow Barcelona–Not your average tour company

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I was turning 40. I know its a milestone that is not nearly as significant as it once was, but for me it would definitely be a day of melancholic reflection or self critical introspection.

I had been seeing for …

A very disabled body-A joke without the humour

Yesterday, I went to see a one man play by a guy with Cerebral Palsy. Robert Softley’ evocative “If these spasms could speak” took place in the intimate Project theatre in Temple Bar.

From the moment he climbed …

The French have it right, when it comes to Muslim face covering

On an amazing holiday in Marseille and Nice, I was shocked to find a few fully veiled Muslim women, with just slits to allow them to see where they were going, trailing meekly behind their husband, chaperone, god.

The tour …

There’s always a proper way to exit the stage: RIP Joan Rivers

joanrThe world is a lot duller without Joan Rivers . Her ability to deliver unforgettable side splitting jokes, was a great gift to humanity.

I am glad though, that her daughter had the courage to pull the plug on her …

Struggling with the Buddha at Dzogchen Beara

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Part of my reason for going down was to give my heroic mother a short and long overdue respite.

The punishing train from Heuston, got us to Cork at 2.30pm, but thanks to a wonky sat …

The Irish killing fields-Septic story or septic memories?

Stupidly, I was shocked at the recent turmoil about the discovery of septic tanks full of babies bones, at the various long closed mother and child “care” homes, that once dotted the country. Was it a stretched story made for …

“Turning into them”——ebook available for purchase soon

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Foreword: My ebook on spirituality, living with a degenerative disorder.

Choice always seems to be the targeted enemy of the death obsessed.

As my body implodes, and I find myself with too much empty time, I may as well cajole …

Noah–Boring Easter farcical film pushing creationist propaganda

I made the mistake of going to see this dreadful rubbish yesterday in Cineworld. Lured in by the appeal of actors like Russell Crowe  and Anthony Hopkins, whose eye for a script can obviously be blinded by a hefty paycheck.…

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Gym or gorge——Invest in your own body!

When it comes to muscles, the adage “use it or lose it” is painfully true.

I really do feel,that if I was not going to the gym in K Leisure Naas (who thankfully have a number of customisable (for wheelchair …

Long films, short plots and exaggerated praise!

Update Saturday 12/11/16: A perfect example of this is the film Nocturnal Animals, which I have seen today.

It started with a stomach churning scene of gyrating obese women, who probably haven’t seen their private parts in decades, to

Friends in high places save the Irish Garth Brooks fans

I finally managed to secure tickets for the Garth Brooks concerts at the end of July. After ages hanging on the Ticketmaster line, the end result was fruitless. His comeback concerts were sold out in record time. The show was …

Gay rights v Religiously disguised hatred in Ireland

Intolerance, jumbled thinking about sexuality and a lazy desire to act like we always have done, will hopefully be toppled when it comes to the equality referendum next May 2015.

Homophobia has a real and lasting impact. It cannot just …

The sleep of reason produces Scientology et al

I’ve recently finished reading Jenna Miscavige Hill’ book “Beyond Belief”, which is an interesting book,written from a unique perspective.

Being the niece of the leader of this imploding cult, and knowing no other belief system, her book surely carries extra …

“Charity” pays out big, to those who least deserve it!

I have been left reeling by the arrogancy of both the CRC and REHAB  Last Tuesday I met a very irate, and physically disabled woman, who effectively squandered so much of her time, fund raising for the shamed Central Remedial …

Irish legal system turned its back on Marie Fleming

Originally posted 20/12/13

Update: Was it a guilty conscience on the part of  the state, that prompted it to pay most of her legal costs? Unfortunately, its a bit late to be displaying some face saving compassion or mercy

There is more to living than a beating heart!

Last week I asked someone just out of inane chatter, how they were, to which they replied ” I”m great, I’m living”

Well, so is Michael Schumacher at the moment! So are countless Irish people all over the country. Trapped …

English accents spoil Wicked musical experience a little

Maybe my expectations were just too high. I had first seen ‘Wicked’ in the Apollo Victoria Palace Theatre in London three years ago, and like so many all across the world, was mesmerised by the story and especially the stirring …

Bucket shaking to fuel executive high living, but who will suffer the most?

Originally posted 2/12/13

How many people will be cajoled into dropping money in noisily shaken buckets, by a sometimes expert at casually applying guilt tactics, in order ultimately to grease the palms of big “charity” organisation bigwigs.

When I was …

Say good riddance to the past through the written word!

I rarely look back, preferring to keep the door to so many painful episodes firmly and unshakeably sequestered. However I fully realise the power it has, both for yourself and others, to share your experiences in words. Here is one

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droopy faces and empty days,

who said life is too short?

I’ve always been too young for this

Changing Attitudes Ireland: Mind, Body & Spirit RDS–Will we ever get rid of god?

I visited two different places yesterday which illustrated to me, just how much we are embracing new beliefs, but ultimately are still shackled by ancient and floundering belief systems.

The mind,body & spirit show in the RDS seemed to affirm

Stephen Hawking Documentary-Having money can cushion even that degree of disability.

Have watched (and re-watched ad nauseum) the biopic  about the great Professor Stephan Hawking. It was streamed from the Cambridge Film festival. I sometimes think that were it not for my efforts in the gym, that my body would go …

Penalising extra needs: A step backward by IMC Tallaght

(Update 4/8/14: I cannot believe this post is almost a year old. I never did receive any response, and know the situation has not changed. I cringe for those largely housebound people with disabilities for whom a cinema trip was

Donal Walsh-Person of the year or right wing puppet?

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I have debated about writing this for some time. Now though, that he is getting posthumously eulogised, I feel the need to comment.

At the time, I felt that his overly emotive language, and use of such “pro life” …

Hopefully someday.

Journey cut short,

Options and choices exhausted,

Spluttered and carried to the halfway line

Of a life that I have largely watched from the sidelines.

 

Tireless seeker of normality,

it was just a slipppery illusion,

never to be held …

Keep Ibrahim Halawa and his beliefs in Cairo please!

(Update 20-09-17: Now they are thinking about sending the government jet to bring him back to a life of congratulation, lucrative book deals and television appearances.

His deluded beliefs, will no doubt take a back seat for the immediate

“Pro life” bigots— hopefully all that they represent is on the way out!

Originally posted 6/7/13

I have wanted to throw my feelings in their collective faces for a long time. Fortunately I happened to be given a very appropriate placard which boldly read  “MAKE ABORTION ACCESSIBLE”. This drew startled looks of suppressed …

Dublin Pride 2013 easily drowns out outdated noise.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUCiMWCU9Lo&feature=youtubet

It was gratifying to see the enthusiasm and numbered force of a section of Irish society no longer prepared to live a shadowy existence, or accept second class laws. It was refreshing to see the Discover Islam …

Keeping stereotypes alive and wheelchair using chuggers

rsz_img_2084In the last two weeks, I have been shocked to find two people in wheelchairs publicly collecting.

The first guy was on Grafton street with a bucket  on his lap, and a neon jacket flashing the sign “Help The Disabled”.…

Life chasers, Cancer battlers and Time prisoners.

I’ve just  finished reading When I Die” by Philip Gould, a book which started off well, until its decline into Oprah-esqe  language toward the`end.

His over exuberance about death, and zealous focus on the perfect grave site ( or …

Pro Life movement in Ireland reveals its true colours

Originally posted 23/6/13

Where is the supposed reverence for life for Health Minister James Reilly and his family? They have been threatened with being burned out of their Rush house by anti abortion hardliners, who crazily view them as fair …

Islam is blood loving to the core———“Religion of peace” indeed!

How galling it is to hear the islamists trotting out their paper thin and obscuring defense of their blood loving sect.

Although of course, one can defend the thugs that will hijack an event like the recent savagery in Woolwich

Think Ahead—-Quality over Quantity when it comes to life in Ireland

A medical friend brought the Think Ahead site to my attention, and I am so glad to see support, finally galvanising, from all sectors of Irish society.

It is not a pro euthanasia website, although no doubt we will soon …

51 shades of Maggie at the disappointing Dublin Tivoli

Problems with hard drives, and worm infested laptops, which ultimately lost so much of my personal pictures and videos, meant I badly needed a laugh, and I thought that this play at the Tivoli was going to be the answer.…

Life is short for some, but what happens when its just too long?

I just spent most of last week in N**s Hospital. My diabetes had gone crazy. After a couple of days in the coronary care unit, I was transferred to one of the usual wards. One of the first visuals which

Boston Bombers-how religious ideology really is mental poison

Originally posted 13/4/13

As Boston remains on lockdown, surely the question has to be asked, just how and what ideology could so warp the minds of people, that justifies obliterating the lives of so many.

With cheap explosions designed to …

Ding dong the witch is dead—-but didn’t she really die years ago?

While her dementia may long have extinguished any fiery characteristics she once had, is it not a bit of a low blow to be making such a commotion over how her bones are disposed of?

Okay, many would like to …

Looking forward to Pink at the O2 Dublin

Living for Friday !2th. I expect to be blown away!
Hopefully I won’t get stuck behind someone with big hair, and even bigger lungs.
The O2 could surely have been better designed for wheelchair users!
Hope they have the wheelchair …

What passes for life in Ireland is just a horrible joke.

I saw on the cover of the Irish Daily Mail today “Doctors Vote Against ANY Abortions”. What passes for life and living in this country often ,is just a joke.

Have recently heard about a 42 year old man who …

Medjugorje-Stare at the sun and spread delusions

I saw on the Late Late Show yesterday a segment on Medjugorje. For a start, it was a bit of a revelation that this place is still on the go, after so many decades.

I remember when I was newly …

Mandela—Is 94 really too young to die?

I saw on the news yesterday that the 94 year old Nelson Mandela is almost causing hysteria, by virtue of being ill and in hospital.
Give me a break!
He has endured a life of luxury, and near God like …

Worship the real gods and its not jesus, buddha or mohammed!

I saw the other day on the telly, the RTE programme “Too young to die” Which documented four Irish couples with very sick children. To me is was a real testimony to the power of love. A small part of …

Why did the pope do a runner?

It defies common sense that the pope should press the eject button on his tenure. Surely eight years as a revered demi-god has not been that uncomfortable a “job”?

He does seem more frail and I notice he now needs …

Happy new year 2013 for some

Like so many others I will spend new years eve, bedbound, smelly and cursing those Mayan nitwits for getting  it so wrong.The last few days have shown that there are so many good people around.Their desire to help out, doesn’t …

Xmas Cheer for some

Went to a free play in Newbidge Library on Monday. Thinking it was ttundo be heavily satirical ( given as the name was Bah Humbug) I was disappointed to find a class from the nearby primary school, bouncing around with …

Seasonal delights and Mayan delusions

Originally Posted 11/12/12

“Tis the season to be jolly”. Well thats an over used slogan. At this time of the year, when roads turn into ice rinks with groaning cars, people with mobility disabilities may just be prepared to stew …

It will take a non-national to address the reproductive rights of Irish women!

Update Sunday 26/10/14: This blog was originally published nearly three years ago. There is still such a gaping hole of deadly inaction. Rape survivors having to give birth because of bucket passing bureaucracy. The desperate line of Irish women seeking

Senator David Norris promoting his book “Kick in the Prick! in Newbridge Libary.

I am very glad that I went into see Senator David Norris promoting his new book “A Kick in the Prick ” He was absolutely entertaining, a gifted linguist with the talent to imitate any accent. He seemed very approachable, …

Hugging Amma

 

(Update Tuesday 11/10/2016: I heard on Joe Duffy yesterday, that her unique show is back on the road, in Dublin. Apparently she first discovered her gift, by kissing the sores of lepers. So glad I didn’t try and

Poverty and cult beliefs–A very dangerous mix

 

(Originally posted 14/9/12 at the time of the Islamic spring riots) 

I was taken aback to hear Hilary Rodham Clinton, refer to Islam as a “great religion”. Try telling this to all the people who have been stoned or …

Brits did a great job with Para Olympics—now the hard work begins!

For a person with zero interest in any sport, I found myself glued to the Channel Four coverage. of the Para Olympics The public support was fantastic to see, emotive and uplifting all at the same time.

It was such …

” I’m so sorry darling”–Poor language in hospitals

(Update 8/8/16: This is an old blog from 3/9/12 but still the language issues remain).

I am here once more again among the heroes in hospital. After the recent episode with Tony Nicklinson, I suppose it just highlights for me, …

Look elsewhere else for health cuts!

Driving through the Curragh today it was really rammed home to me how we have no problem (putting better spent elsewhere funds) into a largely useless army, that makes a joke out of our supposedly neutral status. Pompous parades and …

Para-Olympics have dazzled.

Didn’t watch too much of the celebrated olympics.Will be more inclined to watch the para ones. Hopefully they will be well attended, me and not just an afterthought. There just seems to be an extra spirit involved. We all come …

Is Cremation replacing the big Irish funeral?

The well avowed atheist Maeve Binchy chose cremation sensibly instead of the usual costly charade involving expensive (and never to be seen again) boxes, competing with crocodile tear distributors and dreary chatter over long deceased desert itinerants.

I cannot help …

Disability pays for Mary Davis anyway.

Saw Mary Davis on RTE last night and even though she came across well, I feel justified that I didn’t vote for her, primarily because of her exorbitant pay for being on the Special Olympics committee.

There is a huge …

Recessionary Minds!

So, again on the news this morning I hear David Cameron talking about no end in near sight to austerity. I am no economist but for a long time I have felt that we the public are only getting one …

“Cavalcade” to the rescue! (or so I thought)

 

(I can’t believe the following blog is from over four years ago first published in 15th July).

I went to see the film “Me before You” and a lot of the same fictionalized and glassed over realities were present.

Haphazard Failte Ireland advice for tourists with disabilities

After my experiences last week, and getting no response from the Minister for Tourism and Discover Ireland, as well as just a tentative acknowledgement of email receipt from Failte Ireland, I may as well post the contents of the email.

A Powerful Confessional Play about being Mormon & Gay

I was delighted to see the one man stage show, called “Confessions of a Mormon Boy” at the Teacher’s Club in Dublin on Saturday, as part of the LGBTQ theatre festival. I had read the book about 11 years ago, …

Al Porter – Thinking with the wrong head!

For me, the saddest part of this whole episode was that he was ‘exposed’ in the papers on the same day that a prominent RTE employee, was caught in a sting operation after going to Leeds to meet the 13 …

Sad days for FA (Friedreich’s Ataxia)

I was very sad to see the ugly tentacles of the “charity” business in full squalid action again.

Regretfully, this time, the exposed activities are concerning the organisation for my own disorder ATAXIA IRELAND.

I very much want this not …

“Terrorists will never win”…..but mission accomplished in Manchester.

So shocked to learn about the slaughter in Manchester. It defies belief and its further evidence that any form of religion really is mental poison.

The slayer of these innocents, has been inspired by a horrible blood loving creed, which …

“Jamming with Jesus” and Irish Comic Relief!

Unfortunately, Paddy’s day was a complete wash out. I had tickets organised for Westmoreland street. I knew that I wasn’t going to be able to make the parade and Comic Relief on the same day, so I sacrificed the parade.…

Words DO matter-Clean up your sloppy English!

I was watching Pat Kenny Live last night, with one very interesting section on political correctness or whether it has gone too far.

Apparently the British medical association, no longer refers to someone as male or female, for fear of …

Calling out mandated bloodlust does not equal Islamophobia

Reading “Heretic” by Ayaan Hirsi Ali and her words are all the more powerful coming from someone born into the Islamic tradition.

Even though she is now an apostate and scripturally worthy of being sentenced to death in whatever manner …

Ticketmaster, U2 and Profiteering.

On Monday morning, I finally got through on the ticketmaster line to be told that all the tickets were gone.

I was told that the lines had been crazy and a number of the U2 tickets for their concert in …

Christmas and New Year……just more obstacles to get through!

My absolute best wishes for those with disabilities who are trapped with all that freezing snow in New York or anywhere else.

Worse still to be trapped by your disability and circumstances, with the inflicted ordeal, that comes from dealing …

The “boy” at the table!

I am positioned,

feet away from the table,

taking it all in,

even in my left out state.

 

From my plate,

piled high with dependency,

Inverted attempts at negotiating,

Recalcitrant limbs to quivering mouth,

a definite appetite suppressant!

 …