Author Archives: rodger

 ARTISTIC LICENCE

A painter by the name of Murphy, while not a brilliant scholar, was a gifted portrait artist. Over a short number of years, his fame grew and soon people from all over Ireland were coming to the town of Doolin in County Clare, to get him to paint their likenesses. One day, a beautiful young […]

 computers and cars

For all of us who feel only the deepest love and affection for the way computers have enhanced our lives, read on. At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated, “If Ford had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would […]

 I’m speechless

Into a Belfast pub comes Paddy Murphy, Looking like he’d just been run over by a train. His arm is in a sling, his nose is broken, His face is bruised and he’s walking with a limp “What happened to you?” asks Sean, the bartender. ” Jamie O’Conner and me had a fight,” says Paddy […]

 I’m speechless!

Into a Belfast pub comes Paddy Murphy, Looking like he’d just been run over by a train. His arm is in a sling, his nose is broken, His face is bruised and he’s walking with a limp “What happened to you?” asks Sean, the bartender. ” Jamie O’Conner and me had a fight,” says Paddy […]

 HIGH FINANCE

> > Paddy bought a donkey from a farmer for £100. > > The farmer agreed to deliver the donkey the next day. > > In the morning he drove up and said, ‘Sorry son, but I have some bad > > news. > > The donkey’s died.’ > > Paddy replied, ‘Well just give […]

 trees

Country lovers how do you like this Trees by Alfred Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918)* I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast; A tree that looks at God all day, And lifts her leafy arms to pray; A […]

 My grquse

I have a grouse: Force of circumstances obliges me to think and speak in French and the Senior Chat site gives me the opportunity to do that in English – my mother tongue. However, I find that the site is cluttered with net-talk. Speech is a means of communicating and if what I have to […]