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Yearly Archive for: ‘2010’

  • BOOK REVIEW: FLEEING VESUVIUS

    Fleeing Vesuvius:  Overcoming the risks of economic and environmental collapse Fleeing Vesuvius, published in Ireland by FEASTA*  is a book of its time, written by some of our brightest minds, for our people. Its stated aim “to arm its readers with the knowledge they need to […]

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  • Be Prepared (Part 3): Instead of Money

    Money, money, moneyAlways sunnyIn a rich man’s world A little Abba to brighten your day! Our global culture has moved from one in which indebtedness was considered a sin or a crime, to the past decade, where indebtedness became the norm. But now the chickens […]

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  • Be Prepared (2): Skills for Resilient Families

    It is my belief that the most important investment you can make for yourself, your family, your community is in yourself. Learning new skills and then sharing them with others, either through your work, or by teaching them to others. This, regardless of what sort […]

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  • Be Prepared (Part 1): Building Family Resilience

    As parents we know that we need to be prepared for many events. We carry nappies, a snack and a change of clothes for our kids when we go out. We take our driving license and a spare tyre when we drive. Us women need […]

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  • Multiple choice madness… a sane response to crazy times

    We are living in crazy times. The Irish people want answers. No one in Government seems willing or able to provide them. So, here is your multiple choice way of dealing with the economic crisis. It’s about as scientific and reliable as anything else going […]

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  • A Mothering Badge of Honour (for a Day Well Done)

    We live in a culture where what is valued is rewarded with money, medals, certificates, public acclaim. But for those of us that parent at home, all those badges are notably absent. Oftentimes I give myself a hard time. For not being perfect. For being […]

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  • THE NON-DOMESTIC GODDESS SHINES HER SINK

    Hands up who likes housework? I am certainly not one, as any one who knows me can attest to. I may have acquired the title of domestic goddess for my baking skills, but not my housekeeping ones. If there were a competition for the messiest […]

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  • This is our moment

    This is our moment This is our perfect moment The moment which I have read about for years, foretold by New Agers, counter-culturalists and eco-mentalists alike. Is here. Now.  There is a thrill of excitement, a shudder of dread at what might lie ahead, and […]

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  • VOTES FOR WOMEN

    88 years ago all Irish women won the right to vote. What does a vote mean to you? Women make up 50 % of the population… In our last election an equal number of men and women voted… And yet… We currently have 22 women […]

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  • The waves and the shore

    I am the shore, the stony shore,Rocky, hardened by time.Impenetrable.You, my children, the wavesThe ever-crashing, bashing, smashing waves. The infinite ocean of your possibilities leads as far as the eye can seeSometimes grey and stormy,Sometimes calm and blueEver changing, ever changing. Sometimes throwing up seaweed, […]

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