(Wix-Logo) Create a site!
100s of templates
No coding needed
Start now >>
  • It is All Too Much
    June 17, 2015
    | Nanette Fynan
    Brene Brown talks about a two party system in the brain, limbic vs rational in relation to vulnerability and the ability to connect with people. I'd like to enlarge on her ideas with some thoughts of my own.
    The rational brain goes about the business of categorizing items and people, putting them in boxes and labelling them. End of enquiry. If connection occurs it is because they are ‘like’ you. It is about judgement and conformity. This is very...
  • Bruce, Our Bagpiper
    June 14, 2015
    | Nanette Fynan
    Bruce invented a bicycle that holds 4 people and has two people peddling. He debuted it at the MAKER fair 2015. Learn more about it at https://bentupquadricycle.wordpress.com/
  • Images
    September 24, 2014
    Images are what come to mind when we hear music and remember past times.  I know how strongly images influence me when I'm playing music. Celtic music usually brings up fleeting mental glimpses of seagulls, windswept coastlines and weather; crystal clear snowy days with blue skys or steady drizzel on a soggy landscape.
    People always come to mind. People whom I have met over the years at fiddle camps and teachers who have taught me particular tunes. I always...
  • Remembrance
    September 17, 2014
    I would like to thank Marinda Freeman   for giving me the idea of this memorial. I went into this with a lot of trepidation. Remembering Tom was painful. Why would I want to inflict more pain on myself? But from listening to Marinda I also realized how little he'd been remembered, inspite of the fact that he had a really amazing life. He churned out creative projects constantly. I couldn't really share his computer genius. I did have his...
  • Writing Progress
    August 8, 2014

    I'm making real progress on my Celtic fantasy novel. My main characters are really developing, well...character. I have to admit that the temptation to make my evil sorceress the defining theme of my book was hindering my plot line development. I was going places I just didn't want to go. So I have toned her down. Now she is merely a clumsy dabbler in the dark arts. My four main characters are now really shining.
    The sequel that I'm...

  • Anniversary of Tom's Death
    July 24, 2014

    Today is the anniversary of Tom's death.  I think I will make this post the culmination of a season of grieving. With candles and poems and pictures, I have spent the months of June and July memorializing Tom's brief life. Thomas Albert Fynan passed away July 24, 2008. May all have the hope and courage to go on living.

  • What It Is Not About
    June 27, 2014
    Blue Hummingbird
    Tom Fynan
    Age 12
    This poem's 'bout nothing
    Not anything
    Not bees that buzz
    Or birds that sing
    It's not about barbers
    Or beekeepers, too
    It's not about goo geese
    The geese that eat goo
    It's not about mopeds
    Tricycles, bikes
    It's not about five Wheelers
    Or even the likes
    It's not about Phil traps
    Or buckets of mud
    It's not about trash cans
    Or a firework dud
  • Thinga ma jiggers
    June 27, 2014
    Image on Mac Moniter
    Tom Fynan
    Age 12
    The TV is a thingy
    That plugs into the wall
    It babbles junk from morn till night
    Or any time at all
    The chair is a bunch of wood
    It sits right on the floor
    If it is soft and rubs your back
    Then you stay there for more
    The topsheet is a bunch of cloth
    That lounges on your bed
    It turns red when you spill your juice
    Or when your nose has...
  • Nothing Poem
    June 27, 2014
    Tom Fynan
    Age 12
    This is a poem
    Read it some other day
    If you're reading it now
    You had better not stay
    For the words in this poem
    Are so jumbled and crossed
    That your head will feel queasy
    And your eyes will be lost
    In thousands of letters
    And hundreds of words
    In billions of pumpkins
    And trillions of gourds
    This poem is about nothing
    'bout nothing at all
    After the summer
    Is known as...
  • The Face
    June 27, 2014
    Happy Kids Huddle
    Tom Fynan
    Age 12
    My ears are like a microphone
    With a drum set too.
    I think there was - no it couldn't -
    Maybe a horsehoe?
    My nose is like a big sniffer
    What else could it be?
    Although it knows, the nose
    It certainly does not see
    My tongue is red
    It's in my head
    Not in my bed
    Not made of lead
    My mouth is like a speaker
    That dearly loves to shout

Older Posts >

Recent Posts
Search By Tags
Follow Us
(Wix Logo)
This site was created using
Create your own for FREE >>