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Hrothgir Ó Dómhnaill was born in England in the mid-1960s. He spent most of a chequered career in companies undergoing massive change, and specialised in the resolution of problems too dirty, too ugly, too dangerous, or just plain impossible, all with plausible deniabilty by his management if he failed. He never did. Now, having cleared his mortgage, he lives happily with his wife, elderly cat, and his first pet, a tortoise called Frederick, in the North West of England, pontificates on all manner of things, and generally feels lucky he's not dead.

The unknown woman of the Seine

A young woman is pulled from the River Seine in late 19th-century Paris. A mysterious smile on the dead girl's face. L'Inconnue de la Seine, the unknown woman of the…

The tidal nature of humanity

If science is legislated out of some schools systems, will history be repeating itself?…

This destination is better than the journey

The old saying: "It's not the destination, it's the journey" is often true. In this case, I beg to differ. A story of Ireland.…

Christine Markham, Jack the Ripper, and me

There are days in your life you never forget, days that change you.…

And Did Those Feet . . .

People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people. . . . The Government, any government, fears and despises their people in equal measure.…

A C90 tape – The gift that keeps giving

In these days of, digital this and digital that, a 35 year-old C90 cassette tape remains precious.…

Like Lear’s fool, jokers reflect our weakness

Humanity has been prodded by Jesters, Fools and Comedians. They know how to get our attention, but can they keep it?…

Moonlight Over Gethsemane – Sitting in the Fellowship of Judas

Judas wasn't the first, but he's probably the best known in our culture. The archetypal betrayer.…

Bradley Manning in the light of history

While reading over the Bradley Manning case, it becomes clear that history has a habit of, while not exactly repeating, entertaining a familiar theme.…

The Fukushima 50 – The stuff of legend

The legends that are written over the centuries will include some new heroes - The Fukushima 50.…