My dad has been a feminist since he was 10 years old. He had 6 older sisters, and he was pretty oblivious as to how the world saw them. That was until he learned about one sister's salary. She was working down the lane from their house in a old mill, harder than anyone else … Continue reading How My Dad Became a Feminist Before It Was Expected
As my dry eyes and stiff knees let a lifetime of flying wash over them, things seem to go back to normal. I fumble down the narrow, steel pathway from Plane to Arrivals; I hear a fresh faced worker saying 'No English'. The tiny hallway of Shannon airport has grown 50 ft across, and every … Continue reading First Steps in the US
I was walking into my kitchen, empty plates in hand, when all of a sudden I see a bluish blur flying through the back door and bashing into the skylight. My first thought went to a moth or a butterfly, but quickly realised it was a bird. In the kitchen. I quickly alerted my dad … Continue reading A Bird Flew into My Kitchen?
Okay it's not exactly 'midnight', it's actually closer to 1am, but no harm. I'm sure I'm not the only one who lies awake in bed pondering life and what is or should be important and if my actions match my thoughts and then imagine what I'd say to someone to describe what I'm thinking, but … Continue reading Midnight Thoughts
Just thought I'd check in so you all know that I am in fact still alive, have not wandered into any roads, building sites or lakes. Achievement? Perhaps deserves a celebratory cake? I think so. I'm currently residing in Dublin for a few days indefinitely, just to get out of Galway for a bit, as … Continue reading LIFE UPDATE
My mother lost both of her parents to disease, before their time. I see the loss in her eyes whenever she mentions them, and she brings them up with such pride and love. She typed out a few sayings that they used to say, so that she would never forget, and so I would know … Continue reading Wise Sayings