Father’s Day

I was on the phone today to wish my Dad a happy Father’s day. He said he’d do his best . He’s 90, two weeks out of hospital and not great – to put it mildly ! My son was on the phone today to wish his Dad a happy Father’s day. ‘Twas great, as…

Today’s Tarot

Some days I find it hard to write anything. Some days life gets in the way. Some days I just couldn’t be bothered. So I realised this morning that writing about the Tarot cards I pull gives me an opening into writing something. If you like – a platform. An impetus. A starting point. A…

One Universe. One Earth. One People. One Spirit.

I came across this blog by  Sheila Kennedy as l lay in bed this morning and l want to share it as it reflects a lot of what l believe. I don’t live in America and l don’t pretend to understand all, if any, of the subtleties of living in that great country. But l…

” Ride On, See You ! “

Eimear Walsh Olivia Burke Niccolai Schuster Eoghan Culligan Ashley Donohoe Lorcán Miller I listened with a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye to the John Murray show on RTE 1 Radio this morning. His guest was the singer-songwriter Jimmy McCarthy, from Cork. Together they presented a moving and deeply sensitive programme…

Today’s Tarot

As always the question was: ” What do I need to know today ? ” And the cards were: The Seven of Cups The Three of Wands The King of Swords My reading of those cards is that; plans I have put in place logically and carefully ( the King of Swords ) for Dad’s…

Today’s Tarot

As I usually do, while shuffling the deck, I asked the question ” What do I need to know today ? ” I pulled the following three cards: Temperance The Magician The Queen of Swords Temperance speaks of balance. With one foot in the water and the other foot on the land, the angel balances…

Today’s Tarot

Over the last number of weeks I have tried to get into the habit of pulling three cards for myself on a daily basis with the intention of learning the Tarot. I also intended sharing the cards and my interpretation of them. However this is my first posting on the subject. Perhaps a little introduction…

We all need a Flag to rally round and this is a beauty.

Originally posted on John D Eccles:
PROJECT BY OSKAR PERNEFELDTThe International Flag of Planet Earth is a graduation project at Beckmans College of Design(Stockholm, Sweden) I saw this flag on the most beautiful blog I have ever seen and It got me thinking about how we see each other in the grand scheme of things.…

Good to be alive !

This is the view my sister and I had today – Tramore Bay with Brownstown Head in the distance. We’d just had a lovely lunch in a converted coast guard station, which also doubled as an art gallery. All in all – glorious ! It was the kind of day where one is so glad…

Waving goodbye.

I’ve brought Mam and Dad to visit Anne Maria’s grave any time I could. I would get out with Mam and spend some time remembering, perhaps praying, tidying and talking quietly. All the while Dad would sit in the car. We could park beside the grave and getting out is now too awkward for him….