Who’s that Knocking at the Door?

Who’s that Knocking at the Door? Chicago’s Irish American News, February 2019 “Well, how do you do? I see you’ve met my faithful handyman. He’s just a little brought down because when you knocked He thought it was the Candyman.” The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Most of...

Robbery with a Fountain Pen

This article appears in the July issue of Irish American News.  It was written just before Leo Varadkar surprised no one at all by indicating that he was to be a case of “Out with the old, in with exactly the same…”   It’s a bit messy-looking, to be honest.  In fact,...

Using the Instruments of Fear Can Backfire

   Using the Instruments of Fear Can Backfire   “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear…” So wrote the great New England writer H. P. Lovecraft, way back in 1926.  And although our corrupt government leaders may not be familiar with the author,...

An Apology to Luke Flanagan

I feel that an open letter of apology to Luke Flanagan is in order.  I have become so entrenched in my dislike for all politicians that in some cases I may have become a blinded fool indeed.  I think that it’s probably understandable, but when Ming took on the job in...

Enda: A Vicious, Petty Little Man

Good Lord, but that was painful to watch; and not for the reasons that I have no doubt Taoiseach Enda Kenny thought it would be.  He doubtless believed that he was humiliating Independent TD Mick Wallace this week, when he refused to answer in English a legitimate...