Jesse Collins, and then some.

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Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

And loving it!

The new “Just write” feature is particularly inspired. Basically it strips the backend of any nonsense, and allows you to focus completely on your composition without any distraction. No tools, no sidebar, no nothing.

Moving your cursor to the top of your screen reveals the formatting bar. Genius.

“Feeney, get out your book!”

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

Well, we met the new addition to the family! In a beautiful stone farmhouse set in the South West of the province, we were picked by a pup whose name is now Ignatius Feeney. Here’s his first photo:


He’s an Irish Wheaten Terrier bred by Wayne & Susan Kemp of Marayne Wheatens in Drumbo. Their dogs are gorgeous and their approach to rearing and raising them is exactly in step with ours. Just a few weeks old, he’s still feisty and full of beans. Like his namesake, he has a ton of character.

Jack MacGowran

Jack MacGowran

Ignatius Feeney is the character that Jack MacGowran plays in John Ford’s The Quiet Man, Squire Danahar’s right-hand man.
The name is an homage to the concept of the faithful companion—which we have no doubt that this Feeney will become for our family. (Let’s forget for the moment that he bets against his master at the end of the film; that’s another story…)

So now we wait with anticipation until he’s old enough to make the journey to our house, and leave his mom Remy—an absolutely amazing example of a terrier. I could’ve taken Remy home, she was so welcoming and affectionate. It’s going to be nice to have a sidekick again.

Feeney (left) stands by his boss...

Life’s images now hosted on Google.

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

Life’s pictures on Google. Wow.

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Music For Losers

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008
My all-time favourite lp cover. Via

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This is the end.

Friday, September 19th, 2008
Of the beginning.

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When I haven't been fishing, I've been looking at these on the dial-up: