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About nor4h

Thoughtful writer and blogger

I have no problem with abortion.

I had 2 miscarriages (in hospital terminology it was called an ‘abortion’), one before my 3 children were born, and one between my first and second child. The first at a very early stage, which is very common with first … Continue reading

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Paris 2018

Depression is poking its finger at me as I lie in a strange bed in Paris, unable to sleep again after the first few hours. There is no radio, although if there was it would not be in English. There … Continue reading

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My favourite words

leitmotif¬†– a motif or theme associated throughout a music drama with a particular person, situation or idea.    

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Poem

Ireland is a field of green England is a gracious Queen Czech Republic is a castle America is a gun

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Their favourite things (Chris and Paul)

Chris Poetry: ‘He wishes for the cloths of heaven.’ W.B.Yeats. Music: Finlandia Poetry: Yeats ‘Had I the Heavens’ embroidered cloths…’ Places: Scandinavia, Donegal Style: Habitat, Conran Hobbies: radio hamming, politics Defining feature: entrepreneur Paul Music: Schubert, Chopin, Classic FM, jazz, … Continue reading

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A Theme Park for Northern Ireland

It was on a visit to Paris some years ago that the inspiration struck me. Parc Asterix was based around the story of Asterix the Gaul, which I had avidly consumed from the comic books as a child. At the … Continue reading

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The River of my Life

I sometimes think my life is like a river, as it tumbles over rocks, and streams down towards the ocean. When God created rivers, he did not make them go straight from the mountain to the sea, like the canals … Continue reading

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