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POTPOURRI Advice and a Reality Check! Don’t make any plans for 2021. “Normality” is at least another year away, the Covid Virus so embedded and pernicious that ridding humanity of it will require a major global effort. I write in late January as the Corona Virus saga continues but now with vaccines emerging to combat … Continue reading POTPOURRI 2102 CLXII
DIEGO MARADONA 1960-2020 Diego Maradona, arguably the finest soccer player of the Twentieth Century, perhaps of all time, is dead. Maradona’s years of greatness – in the 1980s – preceded today’s saturation TV and Cable coverage of soccer, and while we have certainly the films of his greatest goals and exploits, these are all too … Continue reading DIEGO MARADONA 1960-2020 2101 CLXI
A CLOSE RUN THING – A PERSONAL VIEW FROM ACROSS THE POND I write as someone from Ireland with deep affection and admiration for the USA and its people. I have lived and worked enjoyably in the USA over the years. My daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren are US citizens (he with a pedigree going back … Continue reading A CLOSE RUN THING. A PERSONAL VIEW FROM ACROSS THE POND 2012 CLX
GOLDEN OCTOBER, SOMBER NOVEMBER, GRIM JANUARY “Since Golden October declined into Sombre November…” The opening lines of Eliot’s “Murder in the Cathedral” strike a particular chord this year. Not that October has been particularly golden here, apart from a pleasant Indian summer. But there is little doubt that Sombre November is set to strike. Big … Continue reading GOLDEN OCTOBER, SOMBER NOVEMBER, GRIM JANUARY 2011 CLIX