Author Archives: Peadar Ban

About Peadar Ban

There isn't much to say. I am here. I am here. I am here.

WAITING ON GOD’S GRANDEUR

Here is a poem I wrote the other day to replace one I wrote a dozen or so years ago and lost.  I was really bothered by the loss, and wondered what to do.  This is what I did.   … Continue reading

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South of The Border

At least you can dance to it… I am thinking that there ain’t much left to sing about. I mean it’s really a pretty good song, and Sinatra. Well Sinatra,you know? That’s about all that needs saying. My father used … Continue reading

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WHATEVER SHALL I WEAR???

Cicero, a dead Roman who hung out, more or less, with guys like Mark Antony and Julius Caesar, wrote a little book of advice to his son. It was more like a long letter, but then there weren’t as many … Continue reading

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WHAT THE HELL!! (LITERALLY)

Acts of terror are as common as cats now. We even build years long TV series around terror of one kind or another, and monster movies with nearly supernatural heroes, full of sound and fury signifying in every case our … Continue reading

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Pays De Trou De Merde

If only he had said in French what he said in English, he could have whispered it in some reporter’s ear and her toes would have curled.  It might have been a Weinsteinian’s dream come true. If only. But, as … Continue reading

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In Three Days

In three days my daughter will be fifty-one.  Yesterday I drove her to the doctor’s office.  She injured her back several months ago while working as a nurse in the cardiac ward trying by herself to move a patient who … Continue reading

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To the Manner Bred

My Chambers Dictionary of Etymology, whose 2011 printing I hold on my left thigh right now, has an entry on page 488 for the word “homosexual”, listing it both as an adjective and a noun. I was interested to know … Continue reading

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