Blog of Oonah V Joslin -- please visit my Parallel Oonahverse at WordPress

where I post stories and poems that have not been seen elsewhere - also recipes and various other stuff.

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Tuesday, 26 October 2010


Asked to write about something that defined a city we knew it came to me that Belfast was known for it's religious divide and its renowned hospitality - a strange contradiction that such friendly people should pose such a threat to each other and that so many years of misery could be caused by faith in a loving god...  It brought back memories - from my youth - 3 specific ones oddly enough - a shamrock of memories - a triptich and so I wrote them down more or less without embellishment and the became The Belfast Triptich now at The Linnet's Wings and very beautifully presented.

Friday, 15 October 2010

The Baltimore Observer

You see many strange things at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland.  Some are in the water
Others are more - in your face...

'Does she have to do that?'   'Maybe if we ignore her she'll go away!'

Unlikely!  The motto of the species is Tenax Propositi.