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Author Archives: Kevin Peyton
I am lucky enough to have a few paintings of sailing ships – produced by a great-uncle – on my walls. On the back of one is the second verse of the John Masefield poem Sea Fever. I must go … Continue reading
So as this audio file demonstrates – do not buy this Altec Lansing speaker (inMotion iM237) – if you are going to be sleeping near it when it hits low battery…. Play Audio (audioboo link)
This brings a whole new meaning to Deus ex Machina. In Spiddal over the weekend – but somehow I was less than enthusiastic about withdrawing money from this particular machine.
On 3rd March of this year I was diagnosed with a chronic lymphoid leukemia with the scary name of Hairy Cell Leukemia. I’ve just finished my chemotherapy treatment – and beginning to feel now like I’m coming out the other … Continue reading
My Uncle John always took lots of photographs. Nothing was too inconsequential. A frame from a programme on television, newspaper clippings, hens, dogs, cats, buildings, landscapes. Generous time was also given to his nieces, nephews, brothers, in-laws and friends. Last … Continue reading
Today is world book day, but still our sizeable book collection remains boxed in a garage roof space in Kildare. It’s a horrible thing to do – to go through them, one by one – consigning them to darkness and … Continue reading
When I was growing up, I always knew about the body that had been washed up on the beach in Cullenstown. This was a Norwegian sailor and it was during the Second World War. It’s only been in the last … Continue reading
Just before Christmas (15th December 2010) the Today Show with Pat Kenny had an item about the rural postman. I sent a quick comment in via email – the audio is here if a little faint (it starts 15 seconds … Continue reading
In a time when blogging is probably giving away to the status update – I was overcome with ego and finally registered my personal domain. I’ve carted over some personal, pretty much non-work related blog posts and articles from a … Continue reading
Letter from the IBTS on the stolen New York Laptop.