I have an Android phone that doesn't seem to have a simple app for writing. I can use Bear Writer on iOS handsets and Scrivener on the iPad Pro but I can't locate an Android app that has the same simple functionality. I may need to try Day One journaling again.
THE 32 DAYS between the 10th of January and the 13th of February represent a period of death in my family that I observe every year. I feel the effects of aging more vividly when these memories sweep over me and in 2022 it's even stronger because I remember my father when he was as old as I am now and I know how quickly he passed away a few years later.
OCCASIONAL VIEWERS may have noticed I now carry a three inch scar on my right cheek. I've discovered it changes to a tender blue line when I cycle during winter mornings in Ireland so I'm going to be the guy with a balaclava who occasionally stops for takeaway coffees in Clonmel on weekdays.
There's a back story worth reading if you've ever thought about skin cancer.
I FEEL SAFEST aboard Irish trains, especially after a 90 minute journey on a crowded Buseireann bus. I wonder when we will feel safe dropping masks because I don't think COVID will ever be as simple as the common flu.
IN 1979 AND 1980, I flew C-141 missions onto Enewetak atoll. I watched the island being prepared for the return of the natives and I carried fresh topsoil into the island on one mission and carried a palletised skip of dirt off of the atoll.
I SPENT 90 MINUTES in Cork's Bon Secours Hospital on the first Monday of October 2021 to get a troublesome skin growth removed. The procedure went well and even though I know I'll have a black eye for a week, it's been worthwhile.
I CHANNELED MOST of my attention to trusted voices throughout the COVID-19 phase of my life. Those voices often appeared in the apps on the second screen of my phone (above). Jamie Knightley points out that during the same time period, COVID redefined the value and influence of traditional PR.
THE REPORTING OF more than 600 daily cases of Covid-19 for the first time since late April was a “cause of concern”, the chief medical officer warned today, the same day we were notified by a close contact that she had COVID. A few hours later, a text message offered us a tracking number to be used when we presented to take our COVID tests a few miles away.