The Kármán Line: Issues of Control

The Kármán line: Issues of Control by Giselle Marrinan The Kármán line is an attempt to define a boundary between Earth’s atmosphere and outer space. In 2014, there was a short, poignant and somewhat surreal film made called ‘The Kármán Line’. This film centres on the subject of death of the mother in a family and treats it…

‘Bullying and the Virtual Space’

Bullying and the Virtual Space by Jocelyn Cunningham What is bullying? Bullying is the targeted, aggressive and unwanted persistent negative behaviour that is repeated against a person with the intention of causing fear, distress, or harm to another person’s body, emotions, self-esteem or reputation.  Unfortunately, bullying can often go unnoticed and social media has a…

Easing into Christmas by Giselle Marrinan

“Christmas isn’t just a day, It’s a frame of Mind” Valentine Davies, ‘Miracle on 34th Street’   Yes, it’s fast approaching that time of year again. Whilst people are scurrying around trying to buy Christmas presents on an ever-increasing tight budget, have we forgotten the true spirit of Christmas? Giving of ourselves, is not particularly…

‘Maybe I will Start Tomorrow’

  Maybe I will Start Tomorrow by Giselle Marrinan   “I don’t need time; I need a deadline” – Duke Ellington   Procrastination, is it a good or bad habit? I know, just when most of you thought it had negative connotations. We know the issue has been around for a very long time and posed…

About Autism

About Autism By Dr. Niall MacGiolla Bhuí I’ve just completed co-editing a book on the theme of autism and how one family, Áine and Gerry Crosse, in the west of Ireland, are navigating their way in life with not one, but three of their children who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum. To say…

‘Patience’ by Giselle Marrinan

‘Patience’  “The secret of patience, is to do something else in the meantime” Croft M. Pentz When you set your sights on something and you have done everything you can to bring it into reality then, at some stage, you must let go all the planning and wait….and wait….and wait! My uncle told me years…

Mimosa by Giselle Marrinan

Mimosa by Giselle Marrinan “Your beauty is in your sensitivity. Don’t let anyone take it from you” Yasmin Mogahed One day whilst visiting my local garden centre with a friend, we noticed this very fragile looking plant and were drawn to it by its name ‘Sensitive Rigoloto’; a member of the mimosa genus. My friend…