Monthly Archives: January 2013

Whistle

For many years I have not played the tin whistle much. I have concentrated on the flute, which is a stern mistress. Notwithstanding, in the right hands, the whistle is a tremendous instrument. Mary Bergin is legendary, here with Johnny … Continue reading

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Who would have thought it?

So, I remember as a youth that one of the phrases that reputedly featured in English/French phrase books was ” My postillion has been struck by lightning.” How often would you have used it? In James Thurber‘s 1937 New Yorker article “There’s No … Continue reading

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Gulled

I set off to clean my beaches but rush straight home again with my heart a pumping. I grab my camera and it is still there when I make it back to the beach. Yes, a Seagull! The first I … Continue reading

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Drama and Drunks

So, I go fishing as the sun goes down. I had been out earlier and had a huge bite. Obviously a monster fish that I played expertly for some time until the line broke. I suppose it could have been the … Continue reading

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Thrift

I have decided to save money and lose weight. The latter so I can be accustomed to the skeleton-like physique that I will own in destitution and the former as an attempt to delay destitution. I have adopted two strategies. … Continue reading

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Spider

I lift up a pile of dirty clothes to find a huge spider. It gives me a very poisonous look. I immediately rationalize that I should leave it alone as it has as much right to be in the house … Continue reading

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Dutch Oven

During the recent trip to Baja we cooked exclusively with a dutch oven. These are wonderful devices. If you do not have one, buy one now. You never know when it might come in handy. They are the perfect camping … Continue reading

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