Santa Claus and Fly Agaric

Image derived from: http://www.photographers-resource.co.uk/images/Diary/Wildlife/Oct_wildlife/fly_agaric.jpg high as a kite...we think... The Amanita Muscaria or Fly Agaric is not a fungi you would want to eat, at least not unless you are a reindeer or a deer. Around these parts we call them muchomor czerwony, which means red fly agaric, the word 'mucha' (pronounced moook) means 'fly', … Continue reading Santa Claus and Fly Agaric

Breather

No one ever wants anyone to catch Covid 19. Ever. But when the most powerful person on the planet catches the disease, having minimized the danger of this global pandemic, mishandled the administration of preventative measures, and put an entire population at risk; well, it has the effect of adding a certain measure of irony … Continue reading Breather

Poet in Profile–Unabridged Interview with Oran Ryan by Ruairi Conneely

I've been tasked at times at NewsFour with writing about poetry and the Dublin Literary scene, insofar as I'm in frequent contact with it. However, the circumstances that lead me to interview Oran were simple and typical for a journalist: the assignment was dropped on me with only a day or two to research and … Continue reading Poet in Profile–Unabridged Interview with Oran Ryan by Ruairi Conneely