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About colm54

When people ask me my occupation I usually say I'm a mechanic. I'm not a practicing one but a real one, retired! My practice has been associated with two wheels and three! To keep my mind active I enjoy woodworking, riding motorcycles, taking photographs or travel and walking my dog, Duff. For many years I have been supporting a motorcycle website in a supporting role as a mechanic. I guide uncertain hands with words and often by remote control not unlike a puppeteer to solve an errant problem with the experience of having been there before but at another time and place!

Musings for the bewildered..

When I was dating my girlfriend, now my wife, I had a red beard. My Grandfather and his eldest son and one daughter were all redheads as are three of my cousins but my mother and other sisters were all … Continue reading

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Now where was I?

In February of this year of our Lord 2016 we, my wife Carmel and I visited Merida in Yucatan for the first time! Our first trip to Yucatan was in 2008 where we stayed for a week in an all … Continue reading

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Life or something like it. If anyone asks me what I do? I say I’m a mechanic because that describes me best?

As this is my first blog entry, I may edit it now and then! Inspiration of this was from reading the introductory lines of “Brain Pickings” https://www.brainpickings.org/?mc_cid=279f739d43&mc_eid=87f38926d4   After which I was pondering today while eating breakfast about maybe starting … Continue reading

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