Matthew McConaughey is from Uvalde, Texas. He and his wife spent time there after the horrific massacre at the school which left 19 children and 2 of their teachers dead. What's also interesting, and a little different, is that McConaughey is not anti-gun or against the US 2nd Amendment. In fact he's a very vocal defender of it, as is pretty clear from his very powerful piece … [Read more...] about Matthew McConaughey on Uvalde Massacre
Red Hot Chili Peppers are currently touring and tickets are hard to come by, as well as being anything but cheap. I remember seeing them live in Milan back in 2002 or maybe 2003. I've no idea how much the tickets were, but I recall that we had a great evening, but that the show was definitely not sold out. Here they are playing "Give it Away" on Howard Stern's show a … [Read more...] about Give it Away Live
The Irish government's official video greeting for 2022's St. Patrick's Day is both moving and beautiful. The messaging is pretty powerful: Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine” “We live in each other’s shelter” On this #StPatricksDay #Ireland stands in solidarity with the people of #Ukraine We are thinking of you today … [Read more...] about Irish Government’s 2022 St Patrick’s Day Video
We're currently seeing high inflation in Ireland and other countries. It's impacting the price of many products that we all buy, though some are more obviously impacted than others. The housing market is nuts. There's very little available and what is on the market is at an inflated price. (I'm using a few tweets from Bonkers as they're easy to understand) Our mortgage … [Read more...] about What is the Problem With VAT?
Last year I got my greenhouse. It wasn't delivered or installed until May, so I missed a couple of months of growing. Even so I did very well with some plants and shouldn't really complain. Towards the end of last year's growing season I realised that the way I'd laid out the inside of the greenhouse wasn't going to work for me long term and that I needed to change things … [Read more...] about Sorting out the Greenhouse for the Year