Monthly Archives: May 2018

Three things came together this week that suggested the topic for this week’s “Coffee with Colm”. Firstly, last weekend my youngest child, #dd#2 Jenna, had a solo-part in the annual musical show put forth by Spotlight Stage School in Limerick. Spotlight has been on the go for thirty years and has been overseen through those…

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A song I learned many years ago when I first started playing guitar was “Flowers Are Red” by Harry Chapin – about a little boy on his first day of school and his interactions with his teacher. Many people know it by it’s resounding chorus, the lyrics of which go: And she said Flowers are…

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Bumblebees Can’t Fly – and yet they do! Actually that phrase is scientifically incorrect however, being short and stubby, the bumblebee doesn’t look very flight-worthy and in the 1930s, French entomologist August Magnan noted that the insect’s flight is actually impossible, a notion that has stuck in popular consciousness since then. But clearly it’s not…

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