Home fires


After almost eighteen months of desert dwelling, MB got to make the trek home.

A SHIA BOY & A SUNNI GIRL – THE COMPLICATIONS OF LOVE


In the year 632 AD, the Prophet Muhammad died and a conflict ensued related to who should succeed him as the spiritual head of Islam, or Caliph. Battles ensued during which one of the proposed Caliphs, Ali, was killed. The supporters of the alternative, Abu Baker, and killers of Ali, won the day in the end, so to speak, and so began a centuries…

Regards to all


Irish poet/singer MB highly recommends. Lot’s of his stuff online if you care to listen. Uplifting. Regards to all.

So long 2020, you neckless giraffe


If 2020 was a giraffe, he would have no neck.

It’s beginning to look a lot like christmas. Or is it?


Friends of MB are beginning to pop up Christmas decorations. MB can see a small Christmas tree twinkling brightly in the dim dark nights in the apartment block across the street. A few nights back, friends of MB played Michael Buble’s Christmas Songs CD as background hum to the consumption of a nice Chianti. Not a sliver of liver nor a fava bean in…

QUARANTINE AIN’T HALF BAD WHEN YOU’VE GOT A LARGE BAR OF FRUIT & NUT CHOCOLATE


If you’ve been listening to world media in the last year MB will forgive your assumption that quarantine is some sort of hellish black hole. However, MB can assure followers that it ain’t necessarily so. Now it could be. Image if you were detained in some rat-infested prison for any reasonable length of time. And the guards were busy playing days-long poker sessions. And…

Lens-Artist’s photo challenge – Sanctuary


Thanks to Xenia for this week’s ‘Sanctuary’ challenge. Check out her post HERE. When MB thinks of the word ‘sanctuary’ he immediately thinks of his much-younger-then-her-years mom back in Ireland. COVID days, for the elderly in particular, were and continue to be, tough days. There was a spell some time back when MB’s moms age group were confined to their homes and needed the…

Ed’s Blog From The Bog – Reblogged by HX Report


MB’s cousin RO’R is married to Tommy O’Rourke. The live in Dublin, Ireland. RO’R, like MB, is north of 50, to put some context on this reblog from Ed’s Blog. A few short years back, very suddenly, Tommy lost his sight. Life suddenly went from the normal to the very abnormal. Previously Tommy was a huge fan of live horse racing and the game…

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – A Quiet Moment


Thanks to Patti for the Quiet Moment challenge. View Patti’s great post HERE.

Lens-Artist’s Photo Challenge – Delicate Colours


Thanks to Ann-Christine for the ‘delicate’ challenge. A-C’s post can be viewed HERE.