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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.

Eminent Kenyan Writer Urges Africa ‘To Do Things For Itself’

By Lisa Vives Over the last 100 years, Africa has been the eternal donor to the West but has been represented as always reliant on aid from the Western community. “We must find a way of reversing t… Source: Eminent … Continue reading

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America’s Homeless Middle Class

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2020 NEW YEAR: Michelle’s selection of quotations from books read during 2019, listening to YouTube and chosen quotes via Google. Blackdog has taught me that engagement with bibliotherapy teaches me coping skills hence each New Year I put together quotations.

2020 New Year Quotations selected from books read; YouTube speakers and selections of quotations via Google.  Twitter too. Not seeking perfection and avoiding the linear mind in favour of the more scattered approach means there is no order to these … Continue reading

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Decapitated body found in unoccupied house in Cork City identified: Homelessness stark for ple; avg age of death 45 yrs but this cruel murder. Why? Who?

The body of a murdered man found in Cork city may have been that of a homeless man in his 60s, according to Irish police. Source: Decapitated body found in unoccupied house in Cork City identified

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In tribute to The Big Issue vendors we lost in 2019

We were saddened to report on the death of 13 much-loved vendors this year Source: In tribute to The Big Issue vendors we lost in 2019

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Citizen Journalism Ireland: Evictions, the vulnerable in Dublin 4. Nothing has changed since 2006: Boxing Day 2019 I met a brave woman who faces eviction from her home (a flat in a Georgian house D2) of 78 years which is her age.

Boxing Day or as some call it St. Stephen’s Day, the day of the Leopardstown Races, I was walking through what I call my smart urban village, called Upper Baggot Street, which had shed its clothing of Tech workers and … Continue reading

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Edward Snowden Speaks Out For Julian Assange And Chelsea Manning – OpEd

Julian Assange of WikiLeaks has been silenced. Assange was prevented from communicating with the outside world in his final 13 months at the Ecuador embassy in London, where he had obtained sanctua… Source: Edward Snowden Speaks Out For Julian Assange … Continue reading

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