Build a #HouseforRudolph

Build a #HouseforRudolph

Homelessness is a huge and growing problem in Ireland. This year more than 800 children and their families have lost their homes, Focus are working to eliminate Homelessness.  This Christmas we want kids in Ireland to build a #HouseforRudolph and the parents,...
A straw is a small thing

A straw is a small thing

As my Dad used to say “A straw is a small thing but it shows how the wind blows.” The Brick is a small thing too. A bit bigger than a straw but as Damien Mulley pointed out The Brick now more popular than Labour, Joan Burton, Enda Kenny and Fine Gael on...
From rec.humor.funny to Twitter

From rec.humor.funny to Twitter

Eoin Kennedy is running the second open conference Congregation in Mayo. This is the intro to the piece I wrote as price of entry. I can’t think of a worse way to spend time than to take most of a weekend, drive across the country and discuss techniques to use Social...
How we use our technology

How we use our technology

My father used tell me a story of an old lady, Mary Dwyer. Mary’s house got ‘the electric’ during rural electrification  in the 1930’s.  Asked how she found electricity Mary declared it to be a wonderful invention. As it got dark in the evening she could turn on the...
Interstellar

Interstellar

The tl;dr version is – go see the movie. The slightly longer version. Possible spoilers. Interstellar is a beautiful movie.  Raised on a diet of Issac Asimov and Arthur C Clarke and Fredrick Pohl I was reminded of some of the vastness of space tonight. And like...