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The Horror, The Horror

January 22, 2011

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“The Horror, the Horror” – ‘Heart of Darkness’ by Joseph Conrad My mother has threatened to feed me Valium twice in the last week. No joke.   The first time was when I read about David Drumm’s new (law) suit in the States, how he got a credit card with $15,000 credit on it and […]

Poster Children of the Recession

January 17, 2011

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. It’s been an interesting week or so in Ireland. Brian Cowen showed over the weekend that when the going gets tough, the tough…shout a lot. Having said that, you have to admire whoever manages his personal appearance. He’s been hanging on to the edge for so long now that most of us would have […]

Translating a Means to an Ending

February 21, 2010

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. I went to see my local drama group perform Brian Friel’s Translations on Thursday night in Wexford. A play I’ve loved since, pretty much opening the first page, it was great to finally see a stage version of it, not to mention an excellent one. . Such is the nature of life, I didn’t […]