Category Archives: Art

Ireland’s worst kept secret: my neck of the woods!

Now that TripAdvisor spilled the beans last year about our sleepy village, the secret is out in the open. Below is a pic of the fabled Inch beach where that very long shot of “Ryan’s Daughter” was taken. Mind you, … Continue reading

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The (not so) Secret Art of Making Japanese Sushi

I know what you’re thinking! Why make sushi at home when I can easily order it from the nearby Japanese eatery or from the local supermarket? Well, it’s fun to make and not that hard to do. And it’s not … Continue reading

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Sibelius: a Musical Confession

With the constant stream of bad news we are inundated with on a daily basis, I thought I would write about music and one of my favorite composers. I have to confess that I am an ardent admirer of Jean … Continue reading

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I’ve been meaning to write this piece about Dadaism over the last few months because my eldest daughter (14, going 15 in a couple of months) had casually told me some time ago that my sense of humor was ” … Continue reading

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