Sign of the Times

spirit, spiritual, spirituality …

In looking through the world wide web I came a cross a column in the Siberian times “mummified monk is not dead but in rare meditative state”.


Police say lama found in lotus position was to be sold on black market.
They say he is not dead and is instead one stage away from becoming a real-life Buddha.

Forensic examinations say the remains are a round
200 years old -he was preserved in animal skin.
One expert said the human relic is actually in a very deep meditation and in a rare special spiritual state known as tukdam.

Police uncovered a plot to sell the monk on the black market at a high price.

So what do you think is there more to life?
We all follow are own beliefs and do are best in the world to live and do no harm… Each to their own. Spirituality is about the individual … It is a personal thing

….I will be thinking about this for the rest of the day …how about you?



Joe’s guide to the Oscars 2015




This is the 87th Academy Awards. Takes place in February 22. 2015 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood Los Angeles.

There are 24 award categories: These include: IMG_0948

There are a lot of Awards at the Oscars. If you like the movies and fancy dresses watch The Oscars … don’t forget your popcorn and MALTEESERS (yum).

The nominations for best film are:
American Sniper (Clint Eastwood)
Boyhood (Richard Linklater)
Birdman (Alejandro Linklater)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson)
The Imitation Game (Morten Tyldom)
Selma (Ava DuVernay)
The Theory of Everything (James Marsh)
Whiplash (Damien Chazelle)

Other Awards are:

Best Actor: IMG_0949 Best Actress:


But don’t forget

….Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Animated Feature, Best Foreign Language Film, Best Documentary Feature, Best Documentary Short Subject, Best Original Score, Best Original Song, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Production Design, best Cinematography, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, best Costume Design, Best Film Editing, Best Visual Effects

(wow that was a mouthful!!!)  Only 2 weeks to go ….






Bryan’s Breaking Bulletins

Today is the 21st of November.  It is a dull and dreary day here in Galway!! Water water everywhere but not a drop to drink (or shower in!!!)

The breaking news At Home is still the ongoing saga of the
water charges not a day goes by and all we hear is Water Charges! Now the Trokia have joined the debate … it doesn’t rain but it pours as we say
So onto whats happening in Europe

Can you believe it’s the first Anniversary of the protests in the Ukraine.

On this day: This is what happened on this day
1974 Forty year Anniversary of the Birmingham Bombings.

1989 Velvet Revelation in the Czech Slovakia.

And today’s most played song of the the week is


Social Comment ….

Food Poverty in Ireland
Rights: did you know that there are no synonyms for the word “rights”. The rights of every citizen to have food is a basic right.  But  this is not case. I don’t think that Ireland or any other land has dealt with this problem

In Ireland we have a history of the great potato famine in 1879. We learn about it in school and we talk about it to tourists.  We have old famine villages and we can even still see the pototo ridges.  You would think then that we would know a little bit about the crime of hunger.

It is hard to look at people queuing for food in 2014. You would think that it would be your basic right to healthy food in a land famed for agriculture. But food banks are the new way to feed lreland and it’s really hard to believe.

But charities across the country are attempting to feed the estimated 600,000 people suffering from food poverty. (St. Vincent de Paul/ Simon community)

Crosscare are food bank Based in Portland row is the only food bank in Ireland.
It was set up by the charity crosscare over 20 years ago in Dublin.
It was established in 1989 and has been designed to work collecting surplus food products from food producers,supermarkets,manufacturers etc.and then redistribute to over 70 charities. (Taken from the Crosscare website)

This service has traditionally diverted close to 500ton per annum away from landfill and towards those most in need. Let me repeat LANDFILL!
The point is there’s plenty of food a round it just doesn’t go round to who needs it. The hungry can’t always afford to travel to food banks, with Ireland havering a rural population it is hard to get to Dublin or to get the food from Dublin to you. St. Vincent de Paul, Simon, Lyons club can’t always reach those in need – or get enough to spread out to everyone.

But the food is there … the landfills are there… plenty grows in Ireland it’s just we’re fond of selling everything – exporting all we have and importing what we don’t need.
People criticise the band aid song because “nothing ever grows in Africa” lots grows in Africa … it just doesn’t get redistributed … It’s the same old same old story.
Will we know it’s Christmas and some will go with out and. Find it hard for the new year to feed them selfs.Food we all need some ( food) our basic right