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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.

Trump’s COVID infection shows why it’s time to retire the nuclear football – Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Allowing the president to retain sole authority—even when he can’t think clearly—increases the risk of blundering into nuclear war. Source: Trump’s COVID infection shows why it’s time to retire the nuclear football – Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

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Vaccines don’t save lives. Vaccinations save lives

(2019). Vaccines don’t save lives. Vaccinations save lives. Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics: Vol. 15, No. 12, pp. 2786-2789. Source: Vaccines don’t save lives. Vaccinations save lives

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A Norwegian Startup Is Turning Dry Deserts Into Fertile Cropland

The UN population forecast predicts that by 2050 there will be almost 10 billion people on the planet. They’ll live mostly in cities and have an older median age than the current global population. One looming questions is, what will … Continue reading

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“Deaths of Despair and the End of Capitalism” but what was not envisaged was a Pandemic coronavirus known as COVID-19. Since March 17th 2020 we are a world frozen in time but now it is the present and future. How do we go forward? Panorama BBC 1 Cancer Crisis; 35,000 estimated to die.

What can we do to cope?  We can start each day and end each day with a Gratitude List, as suggested by Ariana Huffington, Huffington Post.  It is grounding and never more than now, we need to engage with  life … Continue reading

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Nostalgia: Posted Irishhealth.com 13th May 2003. 29th July 2020. End LockDown COVID-19. What do we learn from life?

From: <editor@irishhealth.com> To: <michelle33@eircom.net> Subject: Message posted Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2003 11:10 AM Michelle, Thank you for your comment, which has now been reviewed by the Editor and has been posted on the relevant site discussion area. — Original … Continue reading

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Quotes: old file dated September 05

Morris West – The Shoes of the Fisherman ‘It costs so much to be a full human being and there are very few who have the enlightenment or the courage, to pay the price…  One has to abandon altogether the … Continue reading

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Another victim of the coronavirus pandemic: Cancer research – Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Like so many other things in 2020, the pandemic is screwing up cancer research. Clinical trials—indispensable to discovering new treatments—have been shut down, postponed, and disrupted by the lack of periodic, in-person, check-ins. Source: Another victim of the coronavirus pandemic: … Continue reading

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Citizen Journalism Ireland: Published articles on different topics 2013 year. Revised 2020. 10 headings 1,000 words Tranche (B)

No. 1 25th February 2013 ‘Mortgage Delinquents’ by Michelle Clarke (Chestnut) Mathew Elderfield makes reference in a recent article to ‘Mortgage Delinquents’. Is this too harsh or is there a sense of realism here and if so, why? If people … Continue reading

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Citizen Journalism Ireland: Published articles on different topics 2013 year. Revised 2020. 10 headings 7,000 words Tranche (A)

No. 1 3rd January, 2013 Toxicity & Eye of the little Green Monster.   by Chestnut (Michelle Clarke) – Citizen Journalism:  Reply to Joe Mac This makes the Citizen Jouranlism position and lack of profile so clear. There quite evidently … Continue reading

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Citizen Journalism Ireland: Published articles on different topics 2012 year. Revised 2020. 10 headings 1,200 words Tranche (A)

No. 1 14th April 2012 What changes? Inverse Debt rises while social conditions deteriorate rapidly for our most vulnerable. Dublin 4 bandied across the media to imply elitism. Truth is so many peope are in debt, more are fighting to … Continue reading

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