Interview with Branko Malic

    In which I interview Branko Malic, about his perspectives on Ireland. We discuss the euphoric reaction to the recent abortion referendum, the fate of the Catholic church, pedophilia and the priesthood, the rise of right wing sentiment, the

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Lapsed Catholic

  There was never any rush of fury or disgust; it was a very gradual and imperceptible hollowing. A soft turning away. I was born into a place steeped in Catholicism.  The whole of our lives was saturated with its

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Idiocracy Now

Of late I feel even more of a stranger in a strange land. Perhaps time and times have always seemed thus to us mortals who briefly pass through, each succeeding generation surprising the former in ways they had not anticipated. Good things happen,

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THE SALMON OF KNOWLEDGE

A retelling of an old story I have made…

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Nagarjuna

“I am not, I will not be. I have not, I will not have. This frightens all children, And kills fear in the wise.”     Nagarjuna, lived between approximately 150 and  250 AD (CE). The name means ”noble serpent”. 

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Sometimes ~ Mary Oliver

1. Something came up out of the dark. It wasn’t anything I had ever seen before. It wasn’t an animal or a flower, unless it was both. Something came up out of the water, a head the size of a

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The Way It Is ~ William Stafford

There’s a thread you follow. It goes among things that change. But it doesn’t change. People wonder about what you are pursuing. You have to explain about the thread. But it is hard for others to see. While you hold

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