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About michelleclarke2015

Life event that changes all: Horse riding accident in Zimbabwe in 1993, a fractured skull et al including bipolar anxiety, chronic fatigue …. co-morbidities (Nietzche 'He who has the reason why can deal with any how' details my health history from 1993 to date). 17th 2017 August operation for breast cancer (no indications just an appointment came from BreastCheck through the Post). Trinity College Dublin Business Economics and Social Studies (but no degree) 1997-2003; UCD 1997/1998 night classes) essays, projects, writings. Trinity Horizon Programme 1997/98 (Centre for Women Studies Trinity College Dublin/St. Patrick's Foundation (Professor McKeon) EU Horizon funded: research study of 15 women (I was one of this group and it became the cornerstone of my journey to now 2017) over 9 mth period diagnosed with depression and their reintegration into society, with special emphasis on work, arts, further education; Notes from time at Trinity Horizon Project 1997/98; Articles written for Irishhealth.com 2003/2004; St Patricks Foundation monthly lecture notes for a specific period in time; Selection of Poetry including poems written by people I know; Quotations 1998-2017; other writings mainly with theme of social justice under the heading Citizen Journalism Ireland. Letters written to friends about life in Zimbabwe; Family history including Michael Comyn KC, my grandfather, my grandmother's family, the O'Donnellan ffrench Blake-Forsters; Moral wrong: An acrimonious divorce but the real injustice was the Catholic Church granting an annulment – you can read it and make your own judgment, I have mine. Topics I have written about include annual Brain Awareness week, Mashonaland Irish Associataion in Zimbabwe, Suicide (a life sentence to those left behind); Nostalgia: Tara Hill, Co. Meath.

Augustus John’s cartoon of Galway

Augustus John was one of the great painters of the last century. He knew and painted many of the most famous people of his time, including prominent figures of the Irish Literary Revival such as Yeats, Seán O’Casey, and George … Continue reading

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Suicide

Every year more than 800 000 people take their own life and there are many more people who attempt suicide. Source: Suicide

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Rose… a gift of a rose plant, a little care and another rose came into bloom, and there is another. Sadness yet fond memories and the significance of the name Rose, especially two people named Rose, in my life.

Facebook. I can’t really understand it. A picture appeared “asking me to be a friend” of a very dear friend of mine named Rose. Much illness and an “outside the box” kind of life, I have lost track of good … Continue reading

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Traumatic Brain Injury, Bipolar. Yes I tick the boxes. This article may be of interest. 2017 after multimorbidities it was breast cancer so I decided to write a book, details below. It may help others. Aphantasia and spatial control caught my attention and this article below by John Hricak ticks many boxes for me also.

========================= Fortune Favours the Brave by Michelle Marcella Clarke TBI is known as the “silent epidemic” …. it is a life lived in a kind of secrecy and fear with many anxieties too from agoraphobia to social anxiety to obsessive … Continue reading

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War futile war. Middle East. Exodus in shame from Afghanistan. This letter to Dick Cheney by a dying man is worth reading now. The letter was written in 2004.

Amy Lee on Evanescence Early Days and Everything Hard Rock | The RS Interview × Tomas Young, Dying Iraq War Veteran, Writes Last Letter to Bush and Cheney ‘My day of reckoning is upon me. Yours will come,’ he warns … Continue reading

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Vaccine Equity…Anti-Vaxxers…but let us be alert to Vaccine Apartheid? There is gross discrimination and COVID-19 has to be global in effect otherwise it will re-morph through replication as a stronger variant with the objective of being a “breakthrough the vaccine” modus operandi.

https://ourworldindata.org/covid-vaccinations For more see link above Statistics and Research Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccinations HomeCoronavirusVaccinations 29.7% of the world population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 15.3% is fully vaccinated. 4.4 billion doses have been administered globally, … Continue reading

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Ireland population 5+ mn; we thankfully are vaccine receptive and having started as the tortoise we are now reaching herd immunity status 80-90% But we must not forget that the Pandemic is global and we are all interconnected. There is massive Vaccine Apartheid with some heavily populated, impoverished, corrupt, war-torn countries who have little access to vaccine and it is here variants will outsmart us. Recommend this article about Lambda (Source news.com – Australia news site) variant in Peru (population 32 mn). It is in “of interest” category to WHO so the world needs to be concerned: Like Delta it has greater transmissability and other features of Alpha. What we need to be prepared for is a variant which is “Vaccine Resistant”. Dr Mike Ryan speaking to Maria’s son. “Making the world fairer”. We are slow to share. Share data, vaccines, technology, solidarity and so much more.

news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site>news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site Lambda Covid-19 variant may be more transmissible and more resistant to vaccines It is thought to be more transmissible and potentially more vaccine-resistant than other Covid-19 strains. Move over … Continue reading

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Declan McLoughlin : School of Medicine – Trinity College Dublin

Source: Declan Mc Loughlin : School of Medicine – Trinity College Dublin

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Street Cat Bob memorial unveiled by James Bowen: Exclusive video

Only a handful of people could be there on the day to see the Street Cat Bob memorial, but you can watch James Bowen’s moving tribute here. Source: Street Cat Bob memorial unveiled by James Bowen: Exclusive video

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An interesting view from History BBC History Magazine: Black Death … brief exposure to a ‘golden age’ for medieval women

Post pandemic: how the years after the Black Death briefly became a ‘golden age’ for medieval women Try 3 issues of BBC History Magazine or BBC History Revealed for only £5! In the 150 years after the Black Death halved … Continue reading

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