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Beyond the Pale - A 'pale' is a fencepost. The English Pale was a boundary in Ireland marking out the part of Ireland under direct English rule circa 1450 (which included Dublin and environs). Those that lived 'beyond the pale', outside of English rule, were considered out of control and uncivilised. You decide...

Friday, January 28, 2005

Letters from the Americas 2005 (part 1) - Vancouver


dun-dun-dun-dun...dun-dun-dun-dun (and other ice hockey songs)
WHAT ARE YOU TALKING A-BOOT, EH?

Two weekends back I arrived in New York, the Capital City of the World!



Saturday, January 1, 2005

Curve ball...(Part 2)


SOMETIMES I GET BY WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS

It's been four years since I have written in my blog, my last post was a cancer diagnosis and the end of a dream to travel the world, a lot happened in those 4 years...

I flew home to Dublin in 2001 and began  cancer treatment in St James hospital under the care of an oncologist. The tumour was extensive, down one side of my neck, under my arm and continued below the diaphragm in my chest. The scary thing was, aside from a swelling in my neck, I looked totally fine. I started immediately on chemo followed by radiation. Sickness from chemo aside, the hardest thing was losing all my hair.