Category Archives: philosophy


Why is chocolate relatively inexpensive compared to alcohol in first world countries? Consider the impact of the substances on the emotional and psychological when considering.

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Myths are born from humans using relatively little information and weaving it into a story which keeps fear at bay, or at least to manageable proportions – to make us feel as if we have a significant impact on the … Continue reading

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Where did September go?

And put the brakes on 2013. I should really be pushing my latest publications: Pixels: The Cause and the Cloud Cuckoo and Mythic Blood (The Milesian Revised) as two excellent reads of Ireland past and of legend. If I say … Continue reading

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When even tired fingers are smarter.

In order to get to this site I usually type my name in the form: perry mcdaid. Whatever slip I made came up with a reflection of what my unconscious thoughts had just been working out in a dream – … Continue reading

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Brexit and Charity

“The Widow’s Two Mites 21 And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury, 2 and He saw also a certain poor widow putting in two mites. 3 So He said, “Truly I say to … Continue reading

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Ode to Izzard

Someone reminded me of a poem I wrote 17 years ago, when the most newest thing out of Drumcree was not a world-beating tennis player, but a terrible tragedy. Eddie Izzard decided to go there anyway and lift spirits: something … Continue reading

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I’ve been using the pen name “Phoenix Martin” since 1996, before the cyber explosion and, hell, even before I had a computer to myself. Certainly before it became trendy. It came to being as I painstakingly transcribed by hand my … Continue reading

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Confusion is…

… when you know you’re a few leagues down, yet it sticks in your head that she wants David Gray at her wedding.  

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Anyone paying real attention to how we are sacrificing our health and grassroots social confidence for the sake of the more superficial “fashion” and capitalism? The big problem with washing our clothes hygienically was the effect on high temperature upon … Continue reading

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Intolerance to religion

I’ve decided to take offence at the latest Philadelphia ads where one angel is portrayed as a promiscuous ladette out on the town being warned to be careful about not making any more “cherubs”. Angels in my religion and in … Continue reading

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