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Figuring out the will of the people.

On Saturday afternoon last, Nicholas, Grace and I took to the airwaves of DundalkFM100 – all three of us are volunteers and trainees with our local community radio station.

Creating what I can Create

Those who express a desire to begin praying but don’t know where to start are told: “Pray how you can pray not how you can’t.” Advice perhaps suggesting you don’t let perception of convention(s) or expectation, deter you from natural intuition or self directed spiritual exploration, essentially don’t allow prior rationalization to stop you before you can get your own personal flow started. Something creatively terminal I can fall foul of … usually because a busy family life makes me prioritize other things ahead of my own selfish concerns.

Passport Purgatory Plot

As my friends on Facebook already know, for reason's related to my middle son Christian and his impending footaballa trip to Italy with Seatown FC on Thursday Next April 1st, I had to, by whatever means available, find out about the status of his passport application. Submitted via passport express on March 5th. That whatever means, meant going there on shank's mare.

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"Dis Way Dante Tru Passport Purgatory" Says Virgil

(based on this image from the tate)

Fun at Fictionaut

I just wrote up a story and entered it over at Fictionaut's Saint Paddy's Day Challenge for the craic. Here's the story on this site http://www.michaeljmaguire.com/index.php?q=node/73 should you wanna read it.

Waiting, Rejection, Failure, I'm Irish everyday.

Content may be king but pirates could become prints in waiting.....

Electronic books simply don’t engender the cultural kudos or commercial mysticism that bootlegged ¼ inch audio tapes once did. Popular concert footage, with polystichous protrusions of photographically challenged would be videographers pointing multi megabyte camera-phones in the general direction of stage singing stars, is widely distributed long before the official tour editor ever eyeballs a frame – what a shame?

A Facebook friend asks: what does 'creative writing' mean ?

A friend on Facebook asked this interesting question:
"what does actually 'creative writing' mean? what do you have to learn to become a creative writer?"

Making a Monkey of myself on Twitter: 500 tweets 430 days 5 points.

  1. Monkey in cockney rhyming slang, is five hundred English pounds.
  2. Monkey has become the basic unit of literary stupidity thanks to widespread miscomprehension of the Infinity Monkey theorem
  3. Monkey mind in the Buddhist tradition is one where thoughts jump from one idea to the next without proper or sincere concentration
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