Category Archives: culture

The Plight of the Song Dogs

What dogs? “Song” dogs? you may ask. Unless you’re quite fond of them, you may not know that this is a term of endearment for coyotes. In general, they’re not very popular and quite a number of people call them … Continue reading

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Paintings by Peter Rowntree

A section of this year’s work. If you wish to purchase one of these, or to see more paintings, please visit

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Why isn’t this considered torture?

I’ve written several times here about the case of Troy Davis. I believe the first time was in 2007, when a date for his execution had been set and his supporters and advocates worked hard to stop this. I read … Continue reading

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Breakfast on Pluto

Imagine an infant born to an unwed mother in a small, provincial town in Ireland, in the early 1950s. Imagine the tiny baby being left at the doorsteps of the Parish priest who finds a dutiful, but hardly loving foster … Continue reading

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Just before the end of the day…

BBC News has come up with the most hilarious April Fool hoaxes. Remember the Spaghetti Tree? And how about flying penguins?

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Great Irish films

Actually, this will review only two of the many outstanding Irish movies of the last decade, two that I watched recently. First, there’s Disco Pigs, a deeply touching tale reminiscent of classic Greek tragedies. Two babies, a boy and a … Continue reading

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WikiLeaks support

An interesting YouTube video: Here is the link to WL Central, “An unofficial WikiLeaks information resource”. They list the dates and locations for numerous support rallies being planned all over the world. Also, they constantly update their “news” page with … Continue reading

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