Pearse Doherty, Kendrick Lamar, and Money Trees

Every time I hear or see Pearse Doherty, the Sinn Féin spokesperson for Finance, I think of Kendrick Lamar. Kendrick Lamar’s image pops into my head. I can’t help it. In the last few years, I have spent a good deal of my music listening time listening to rap music. I love rap music and… Continue reading Pearse Doherty, Kendrick Lamar, and Money Trees

Leaving Leipzig

5 am. Seaside Hotels, Leipzig. Leaving Leipzig this morning, need to get an early train (6 am) from the main train station back to Berlin, and onward to Ireland. Did a walking tour of Leipzig yesterday which touched on the historical development of Leipzig. Would always recommend this type of tour in any European city,… Continue reading Leaving Leipzig

Leipzig-first impressions

My first impressions of Leipzig are that it is an extremely attractive, comfortable small city which is easy to walk around and is a safe place. The buildings and streets are tremendously well taken care of and attractive with virtually no shop units to let or vacant. It has a feeling of affluence with a… Continue reading Leipzig-first impressions

Fearing for Gaelic Football-if this is Gaelic football, you can keep it

I watched the provincial finals at the weekend, as I have done since I was a boy. I was sickened to see the way the Leinster final went with Dublin running past the Kildare defence to plant the ball in the net 5 times in the first half. As a Kildare GAA supporter for many… Continue reading Fearing for Gaelic Football-if this is Gaelic football, you can keep it

Lil Baby and Lil Durk-is comparison with Tolstoy and Dostoevsky that far-fetched?

I listen to a lot of rap music nowadays, and have done for the last few years. I particularly like the grimy, trap type stuff from guys who have transitioned from selling drugs to selling rap records/downloads. One of the things I love about this type of music from guys like Polo G, Lil Baby,… Continue reading Lil Baby and Lil Durk-is comparison with Tolstoy and Dostoevsky that far-fetched?

Paris, Easter 2022

Some photos from the first day of our trip to Paris, Easter 2022. No need to report that Paris is a beautiful city chock full of beautiful, instantly recognisable monuments and a rich, interesting history in the development of Europe as we know it today.