I’ve pitched a few ideas this week – a short story, two ideas for newspaper features and another short story.
Busy.Also done some walking connected to my current project and as a result wrote a piece about the walking sticks in my life. One from South Africa, one from Spain, one from Croagh Patrick and the rest salvaged from ditches and from the side of the road. I bond with my sticks.
Next up, something about that most charismatic of men – Dan O Connell.
Also had a look at Lissadell and the disputed right of way. Those rights – of the poor and the dispossessed ( too many s’s?) – are jealously guarded in England.
And did I mention the film The Siege of Jabotville – about the Irish UN force in the Congo in the 60’s who were criticised by some of the folks back home because they surrendered in the face of a force far larger than their own. Thank heavens we’ve moved on from the creed of sacrifice rather than survival. Plenty of the Irish UN force are still alive today due to the wisdom of their colonel…. Well done, that man.