Author Archives: musingmirror

About musingmirror

A writer of many genres, always in search of creative inspiration.

Taxing Obesity

The Institute of Public Health is proposing that the Irish government implement a tax on soda and other sugary drinks to help combat obesity.  Attempts in New York to ban large soft drinks failed because it attacked only one segment … Continue reading

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Disconnect Me

We seem to want to be more connected these days, but not in a good way.  We use media such as Facebook, Twitter, Cell Phones and Texting; instead of gatherings and face to face conversation.  Too many people would be … Continue reading

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Government by/for “Average” People

The United States (US) presidential election has been put to rest for another few years.  With the obscene amount of money that is spent on elections and a candidate who made more money in one year than most people can … Continue reading

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Olympics 2012

For many people around the world, the Olympics were over a few weeks ago, but this year I found myself just as interested in the Paralympics.   For those who may not be familiar, the Paralympics are for those with physical … Continue reading

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Politically Correct, Emotionally Bereft

There’s a term that is used frequently in Ireland and the United Kingdom (UK), though more sparingly in the United States (US) to define what was once girl-/boy-friend, soul mate, significant other, live-in, sweetheart, and when in doubt, spouse as … Continue reading

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Ten Things

In this day and age of budget cuts, unemployment, housing crises, and health care issues, it’s easy to become discouraged.  Even if you normally think the glass is half full, the more you see and hear, the more it tilts … Continue reading

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Let Them Eat Cake

Nutrition guides change as frequently as Irish weather.   Eggs are bad for you one month, then good for you the next.  Chocolate, coffee, and even assorted fruits and vegetables have been victims of this see-saw guidance. A number of years … Continue reading

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