Author Harry McAvinchey

I… PROTEST!

Some mornings truly are fabulous …in the real meaning of the word. The sense that they are peerless…matchless even. There was a stillness as I walked by the laggardly flowing water and the morning mist was slowly steaming off the grass as the sun was breaking through the haze. The leaves were a riddle of […]

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CANCER CURED IN NORNEVERLAND

My, oh my….There’s still no cure for our political burgoo…the hokey, pokey, jokey,tokey, cokey continues to bubble as the bitter spices blend. All that unsaid stuff bubbling just below the surface …like how each side always used a form of political violence in the past and just might use it again ,given the right circumstances […]

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MORE MONEY THAN SENSE ?

“Sweet suffering succatash!” Mel Blanc, as the three-time Academy Award-winning Sylvester J. Pussycat, Sr. might have lisped to Tweety Pie in one of those wonderful Friz Frelang , “Looney Tunes” cartoons. It really is as mad as that, after all. Norneverland really is the land of lunacy all right. Here’s the latest revelation to ponder […]

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THE STENCH OF THE UNDEAD

It’s a fine open morning in October and the honeybees are still flying .indeed the big purplish -blue passionflowers, hanging off the trellis ,on the deck , are open and in mad, tattered bloom and the bees are wrecking through the big stamens looking for a late season treat. They haven’t settled to the idea […]

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THAT SPINNING COIN

How are the unionist politicians of the Executive going to make sense of their current stance and their insistence on the existence of the IRA ,when the UDA have told us all publicly today , that they, themselves, actually exist and have no plans to cease that existence at anytime soon …no matter what anyone […]

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HERON

Is that it? The sunshine has gone and the drizzle has swept back scrubbing those clean, clear skies into a watery grey blur.The windows are already spotting with rain droplets and the ragged leaves on the cherry tree are already beginning to tear away in the looming breeze. I hate this getting up to the […]

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ALL SPACED-OUT

“Good morning Mr Magpie …and how is your wife today?” Show the old beggar a bit of respect. That’s the ticket. Keep him sweet and mention the wife too. One for sorrow ,but two for joy .Just hope that he and the wife are still together and all will be well.Magpies are birds of magic […]

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THE DEVIL’S DISPLEASURE

No , I don’t like to laugh at the dead …and I’m not laughing, but there is some crazy cosmic synchronicity going on ,when at the Hajj religious pilgrimage to stone pillars representing what is called “the devil” or possibly “the Devil” hundreds of people have died .The ritual involves throwing stones at three stone […]

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THE BITER BIT

Maybe not quite “the biter bit”…but close enough. There are so many scandals breaking that there’s a lot of effort required to really make your mark these days and rise above the clamour .We’ve had Cameron’s “Pig Gate”, The IRA Hasn’t Really Gone Away You Know, Edward Heath’s Abuse Scandal , the newest Volkswagen Expose […]

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