(H/T: John Gallen)
Afraid of intimacy? Beset by anxiety? Searching for some kind of meaning? Self-isolate no more – the School Of Life knows how you feel. To wit:
“We are, a lot of us, a great deal sadder, more anxious, more incomplete and more restless than we really need to be because of something very large that is missing from our lives. What’s worse, we don’t even know what this thing is and how much we crave it, because we don’t have the right concepts, experience or encouragement to help us locate it. What we long for and are slowly dying without is: community.
Tough times ahead, so.
Previously: No One Cares
The Fight Back
Attempted eviction of a woman with an intellectual disability in Dundalk was halted this morning as neighbours rallied around her at short notice.
— Mick Caul (@caulmick) January 14, 2019
Farndreg, Dundalk, County Louth
The importance of community is mutual support and contribution, and the Irish music scene has always been generous in rowing in behind their number in need.
Now is one of those times.
Dudley Colley writes:
Gary Sloan has been a stalwart of the Irish underground music scene for as long as I can remember, and I was horrified to hear the very sad news about the medical diagnosis his young son, Eoin has received (Eoin was diagnosed with MLD (Metachromatic Leukodystrophy) in October 2016).
So, seeing as I was already doing the Great Ireland Run 10k this Sunday, I thought it right to try and raise something to help his family. Given the short notice before the event, even if we only manage a couple of quid, it’ll help.
Gonna paraphrase the Thumped.com lads here:
St Andrew’s Resource Centre, Pearse Street, Dublin.
Thanks Gavin Cooney
The ever brilliant Community returns to US screens next week. To celebrate and tease us, they’ve released this wonderful parody trailer.