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Well Meet Again,


Dont know where, dont know when.

Im taking a break from blogging, no idea how long for. Over the past few weeks ive been bloggin by numbers. Little of the emotion has been naturally there. Its a fabricated attempt to impersonate oneself (as Sartre might term it). So instead of writing posts i hardly recognise when rereading, im off.

The addiction will probably not let me stray for long. Regular posts will disappear for a while. Its less a political catharsis, a la Kevin(happy birthday by the way), more a search for first principles.

Im sure this is one of those indulgent things bloggers do. See you out the other side. Fear not ill still be a lefty. Yet more considered.

Ciao, Belle.

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  1. Blogger P O'Neill | 7:48 p.m. |  

    Enjoy the hopefully brief sabbatical. I think we're due for one major news event before the end of the year so perhaps that will pull you back to the keyboard.

  2. Blogger Cian | 10:45 p.m. |  

    Cheers, i think some time out will help me sharpen my ideas and make the whole place more original and less post by numbers.
    I doubt il be away for long. Thanks

  3. Blogger Kevin Breathnach | 8:41 p.m. |  

    Hmmm, let's hope it works out. I read an interesting piece in The Times a few days ago suggesting that Gordon Brown do the same in order to formulate plans and policies which he might implement when he takes over as Prime Minister.

    Anyway, all the best for now, and thanks for the Birthday Wishes.

  4. Blogger United Irelander | 1:36 a.m. |  

    I can relate. I've felt disillusioned with blogging many times. I think the break will do you good. I felt good getting away for a while anyway.

    All the best.

  5. Blogger EWI | 6:16 p.m. |  

    Have a Happy Christmas! ;-)

  6. Anonymous ainelivia | 5:02 p.m. |  

    Enjoy. We'll keep a welcome in the Blogside...

  7. Blogger Cian | 1:04 a.m. |  

    P, Kevin, UI, EWI and Aine. Thanks for the supportive comments and kind words.
    I feel that two things in life are worth getting out of bed for. Home cooking (shepards pie...mmm...pie) and kind words. So to all of you a thanks.

    Kevin, i reckon if brown needs any more time to formulate policy after years making buttons in number 11 he is incapable of being PM.

    UI, your a ledge. The post you did a while after this (on the blogging drawbacks) was right on.

    EWI many happy returns and a happy new year

    Aine, last but certainly not least the welcome back is warm and cosy i might stay for a while.
    cheers all.

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