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Where You Come From

My grandmother Philomena Connolly with her great grandson. ( My cousin's child.)

St. Patrick’s Day   Has been many things for me over the years. I remember as a child thinking. “He banished the snakes?”, “I’d love to see a snake, what did he do that for?” He was brought to Ireland by Niall of the Nine Hostages? Aside from Niall Duggan who lived around the corner […]

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Eavesdropping with Peter Pan – Adventures in Public Transport

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February 25th, 2017 Cambridge, MA I read somewhere once that eavesdropping is good for writing. Hearing that gave me great freedom and shameless confidence. In eavesdropping. It is unseasonably warm. I’m in a non barducks coffee chain. An hour too early for being an hour early is two hours early which is just too early. […]

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On the Road to Ghent

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Feb 11th, 2017 On the road to Ghent. David Bowie on the radio. My good friend Mac back at the wheel. A wet fog on the lowlands makes the roadside scenery comically dull.. I really enjoyed the gig last night at Cafe le Parc in Liege. I struggled with the jet lag and lack of […]

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Good Morning from Liege

It's a two hood kind of morning.

“I’m on a plain, I can’t complain!” Nirvana JFK – Brussels Feb 9th, 2017 I slept badly last night. I knew I would. New York did indeed do the perfect 60 degree spring day to blizzard switch over night. I am often very well organised. To a point. I was more or less ready when […]

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