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Simplicity

Simplicity

The guitar practice continues. I have a short list of songs I like to play which improve my fingerpicking fluency. And then there's a shorter list of songs with very specific fingerpicking patterns that I'm learning to play both because...Read More
Headlong

Headlong

In the last few posts I've indicated a disquiet about the 're-opening' process that has been going on. Just to reiterate, although I'd rather not get infected by the coronavirus that is still out there, lurking, my disquiet is not...Read More
4.30am

4.30am

The dawn chorus. It bursts into life at whatever time and, just when you're awake with little chance of dropping back to sleep (yes, about 4.30am), it takes a break till later. I'm not a heavy sleeper and so, for...Read More
Not a good start

Not a good start

I drove WestIn the season between seasons.I left behind suburban gardens.Lawnmowers. Small talk.(White Hawthorn in the West of Ireland, Eavan Boland) On Monday evening I was shocked and quite upset when I heard that Eavan Boland had died. She was...Read More