Monthly Archives: May 2012

A Diversion …

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My thesis is pockmarked with diversions. Actually, I am glad that most of these have happened because it has focused my thesis and made it deeper, richer. This post gives an example of one, non-academic diversion; let me explain. My eldest child, Michael enjoys kayaking. He participated in the intervarsities kayaking competitions in Castlebar, Co. Mayo earlier in the year. There is a poster to summarise the event. Speaking as a parent, it is really bad when there is a poster!

Michael is under the upturned blue boat, before the fall....

My son is the paddler under the dark blue kayak. The one on top of the fall. Before the descent.  And there were stitches, some sticky tape and a broken nose …

My daughter also enjoys kayaking. She was also at the intervarsities that weekend. And she didn’t recognise her brother after the injuries. And they are now doing their exams at their respective colleges …