Category Archives: philosophy

MUSINGS 9 JUNE 2019

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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Electioneering

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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