The Dissidents are not going to go away – They will grow in number – Alex. Kane predicts

    Imagine you came from a republican background: a background in which members of your family had been involved with the IRA; been interned, been injured, been killed, spent years on-the-run or constantly looking over their shoulder. Imagine supporting the IRA’s campaign—either as an active ‘volunteer,’ or providing safe houses and alibis, or somewhere…

Why I wear a poppy – by Alex. Kane

    My earliest memory of Remembrance Sunday is of trooping out from Sunday School to stand around the Cenotaph in Armagh and then shivering with cold while very old people, wrapped in black and with what looked like Christmas tree trinkets pinned to their coats, laid red wreaths and wiped reddened eyes. Later, along…

Pollyanna vs Eeyore and Alex.Kane

    The world is mostly divided into two main psychological types: optimists and pessimists. The optimists are led by Pollyanna Whittier (from the Pollyanna books), inventor of the ‘Glad Game’ – which consists of finding something to be glad about in every situation. One Christmas, when all she wanted was a doll from the…