October, 2015

Sean and Colum and Alasdair

Picture by Stratagem         Picture by Learning… I saw an old friend on the TV last night: Sean Farren. He was a former grandee of the SDLP and a former colleague of mine at the Ulster University. I found him a pleasant, agreeable man, easy to work with. I can think of only […]

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Like some mushroom? It’ll cost, mind

When I was a child in the 1950s, I used to have a recurring nightmare. I would be standing beside someone, usually a family member, staring at the horizon. Then a huge mushroom cloud would show, first grey, then pink, then red, and my insides would melt in fear. They’d exploded the atomic bomb. The […]

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