Radio days never get me down

A message on Twitter from Deirdre Walsh came around midnight over the weekend asking if I would go on her Radio Kerry show, Talkabout, to discuss my blog. I’ve exchanged Twitter banter with Deirdre for a while, so I had no problem acceding to the request. Any chance to promote the blog is always welcome, and especially as it would also give me the opportunity … Continue reading Radio days never get me down

There are no ugly faces, just ugly minds

Cynthia Cowles’ face seemed frightening to her schoolmates. Her eyes were too far apart and her nose was flat, provoking fear in her classmate Neil Steinberg. So when other boys teased her he joined in, which led to her mother phoning his mother to call on Neil to stop. Steinberg, now a columnist with the Chicago Sun-Times, has written a fascinating piece for Mosaic about … Continue reading There are no ugly faces, just ugly minds

It’s good to talk to Joe

I enjoyed my chat with Joe Duffy on the Liveline show today. While I spoke on the subject of facial disfigurement and how burns affected me, I wasn’t the only one speaking. Denise Lehane was particularly inspirational. She is a wonderfully confident young woman who has endured over 100 operations to her face and body and is not allowing the accident dominate her life. How … Continue reading It’s good to talk to Joe

I’m back with a bang, or a few chapters

The book project went kaput some time back when my computer crashed and burned – in a manner of speaking. What to do? Was I deterred? Not really. Most of what I had written was based on notes I had already compiled, so it was just a question of buying a new computer, sitting at the desk and starting again. Simple. So, today was that … Continue reading I’m back with a bang, or a few chapters