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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.

Depression: Spike Milligan died in March 2002. This is a synopsis of his journey with manic depression by Michelle Clarke

SPIKE MILLIGAN DIED MARCH 2002 THE GOONS, SPIKE MILLIGAN SUFFERED FROM MANIC DEPRESSION TV PROGRAMME ABOUT HIS LIFE – 7th March 2002. There is a huge price to be paid in loneliness. Spike spoke of an overly active brain, moving … Continue reading

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Citizen Journalism Ireland: The Dew of Dear Tara (Susan Isabella Sheehan Repasky (Flicker Light Studio America) and Michelle Clarke) 2007

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Citizen Journalism Ireland: The Dew of Dear Tara – Susan Isabella Sheehan Repasky (Flicker Light Studio America) and Michelle Clarke) 2007

  The Dew Of Dear Tara Dé Luain Lúnasa 06, 2007 19:29 by Susan Repasky – Flicker Light Studio Reflections On The Spiritual Center Moments of time, reflecting on the importance of Tara as the Spiritual Center of Ireland. On … Continue reading

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Suicide: Time to consider impact on other people, those who live on by Michelle Clarke

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Let Me Blow Your Mind: The Importance of Awe in Education

We should be teaching our youth with the intrinsic rewards of awe as opposed to the extrinsic reward of grades. Source: Let Me Blow Your Mind: The Importance of Awe in Education

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017: Annual selection of quotations – Theme Detente (The Balfour Declaration 1917) by Michelle Clarke

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Breast Cancer: Chemotherapy 2 at St. Vincent’s Private Hospital 5th December 2017. Chapter 3

4th December 2017:  Chemotherapy 2 is due tomorrow so today I met my Mum Rose again at the Westin hotel in Westmoreland Street just beside Trinity College Dublin.  The hair had come out in tufts so I wore the blue … Continue reading

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