Read it and tweet

Not long after joining Twitter I followed a user whose short biography on the micro-blogging site announced, “I’m going to read Ulysses, but I want to finish the internet first.” It made me laugh because, like most of the funniest things in life, it...

Feeling Sheepish

My husband likes to call us hobby farmers. Asked recently what exactly that meant, he replied, “Oh, it means we are farmers who have absolutely no idea what we’re doing”. It got a laugh, but it’s also a fairly accurate assessment of the situation. We’re not really...

Photoshopped is the new normal

Recently, I posted a modified image of myself on social media and awaited the response. There was no real subterfuge; the caption read “Post hairdresser selfie. Heavily photoshopped.” Still, it seems most people don’t read the captions and it got the desired response....

Double-barrelled

Double-barrelled names… Why do they sound so over-engineered, over-thought, slightly confrontational, pretentious even? Is it only in Ireland that they provoke a “would you look who’s getting notions about herself” kind of reaction? A double-barrelled name makes...

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