In Thailand…


I have just returned from a splendid eleven day holiday in the Thailand. Whether or not I deserved it at the time is neither here nor there, I certainly feel like I deserved it now. Which is what’s important, right?

So holidays, there a pain in the tender spots for those among us who plan on being productive on them. I’m always making a mess of things by bringing too many books to read and too many aspirations for writing a few hundred thousand words, or something like that… It’s not that I don’t enjoy not doing anything, but holidays for some reason really don’t bring out the best in me in terms of being productive. Miserably cold winters are much more suitable. In fact, I believe that misery (not abject, but mild doses of the extreme first world problem variety) brings out the best in ones creativity.

So, sitting in front of the pool for a week in a tropical climate is not going to encourage much creativit. Unless of course I’m some breed of alcoholic, homesick, depressed, opium addicted, recently dumped… which I’m not. Not yet anyway. Misery was not an issue on this holiday. This was good. Misery was something I was planning on avoiding for the most part anyway. I had a good think or two though, at least when there was no wireless signal, and that was nice.

My schedule went something like this: Continue reading

Hmmm…a little to accurate I believe!


Found this in the Irish Times this morning. Startling realism to the point that it is upsetting.

The Genetics of an Irish Man a.k.a Me!

 Sure if they’ve worked this out, surely they know that my pin number is the year I was born and that I don’t really know anything about anything despite how well I word myself… Reminds me of a book by Joseph O’Connor (I read this when I was fiftenn, maybe I wouldn’t think it was so funny today).