Surviving a world where substance is drowning in piffle
Old Filibuster - Curmudgeonly Musings
A to K of Historical Blunders
Agincourt to Passchendaele - a very muddy business
Bourgeoisie - Don't mess with them
There are no certainties in Ciphers
Duelling; not a good idea if you happen to be a genius.
Egotism is egregious if it’s your only weapon for election
A police force that scores an F
Gallileo, green eggs and ‘German’ science
World peace yet again threatened by hubris
Itchy feet - restless Vikings and Normans; ignore them at your peril
Jumping the gun
Applying the Karenina principle to Ireland’s fight for freedom
L to R of Historical Blunders
Language and literature make history, for better or for worse
Medieval mindset is the mother of all misogyny
Neo-liberalism, non-interference and laissez-faire in the Great Irish Famine
The O's have it
Plantations and Penal Laws leave a shadowy legacy
The questionable majesty of queenship
S to Z of Historical Blunders
The inseparability of sugar and slavery
The only two certainties in life; taxes and death
The unsustainability of unaccountability
The vagaries of voting
The workhouse – an unworkable solution to Irish poverty
Xenophobia; it just won’t go away
Can you separate a work of literature from the political beliefs of the author?
Zero tolerance of printed matter that makes you think
Frankly Blank Verse news
Sunday Miscellany 2002-2003
Robin Hood or Robin the hood?
A cautionary cook’s tale
The Age of Reason
Hail the Conquering Cabbage
An indentured tale
A Handy Tool
As a curmudgeonly old history teacher, my challenge is to work my way through the alphabet to show how history repeats itself in the most maddening of ways.
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