I'm delighted to have become a contributor to the Dublin Community Blog. I know it's very fashionable to knock the place, but I really enjoy living here and am looking forward to posting about all the things there are to do and see on the horse-dunged cobbles of the metropolis. Of course, the city has it's problems and it is inevitable, given my propensity to indulge in what was referred to in Sideways as "neg-head downer shit", that I will tap the odd irate posting into Wordpress. Check out the blog and maybe even think about how, as the play of Dublin life goes on, you too might contribute a verse. Summer's here and the city is coming alive.
In the meantime, I leave you with my biography cum apologia as a Dublin Community contributor:
Copernicus is a Dublin-based civil servant and law student (at least until after he fails his forthcoming exams) who has lived in the capital for five years and two and half months.Although he was born a startlingly beautiful child in the National Maternity Hospital in Holles Street Dublin 2, Copernicus does not consider himself a Dub. Not a wet week in the world, he was transplanted post haste to Munster where he was reared on the creamiest milk produced by contended Fresians on a cud of lush Golden Vale grass, fatted on Kerry lamb each spring and derived many boyhood-enhancing minerals from the swift, clear waters of the Shannon whose music may be heard in crystal cadence over the rocks at Doonas Falls below the ancient Limerick keeps and raths of his Norman and Gaelic forebearers.On attaining a tender but serious three years of age, he entered Tullyvaraga Playschool to begin a programme of education which continues unabated some 29 years later at the Honorable Society of King’s Inns. However, he has always been a poor scholar and continues at his books more in hope than expectation.Copernicus maintains blogs at The Midnight Court and Cruiskeen Eile and as made guest contributions to Fústar dot org to relate dark tidings on freemasonry, Christmas monsters and the inscrutable doings of the wee people. He received a best commenter nomination at the 2006 Irish Blog Awards and he would have won it too if it wasn’t for these pesky kids.Despite an aristocratic mein and sedulously cultivated patrician air, Copernicus prides himself on being approachable and often condescends to respond enlighteningly to those members of the lumpen proletariat who comment on his posts.