Non-Irish people: go do something else for a minute.
Chris Howden writes:
I know that you’re thinking, “But everything involving south of Dublin is somehow chillingly exalting”. You’re right. But this is different. It is different because it is the most uplifting thing I have ever read. I think that it might also be the uplifting thing you have ever read.
Without question it’s a peculiar story: before I was through it my eyes teared up, popped from my head and exploded like avocado met with a baseball bat.
The only way to make things better — short of making birdseed balls, hedgehog houses, and bug hotels — is to dwell on the positive, count your blessings, and know that Leo Varadkar no longer thinks cocooning is a great idea.
On the Ukraine jacket, this picture from Yaremche yesterday. It reminds me of little of North Wicklow, where Alexandra is tracking her bats.
On the America jacket, this2:
On the Kyiv jacket, fish feeding:
About this time last year, we thought they would die from hypoxia3.
‘Being sick was a wake-up call. I thought, if I was to die, what is the one thing I wish I had done?’ What I Do: Aleksandra Konieczka is an ecologist and founder of Understory (The Irish Times, October 20, 2023)
Trump co-defendant Kenneth Chesebro pleads guilty in Georgia election case. Chesebro became the second former Trump lawyer to plead guilty in as many days, following Sidney Powell on Thursday (The Washington Post, October 20, 2023)