Monthly Archives: April 2017

Place

Hell is a place where they don’t believe in Heaven, I did when I was seven.

Who is the eternal optimist who was never kissed?

Not quite me, you see.

I have known and loved and still do.

How about you?

Music I love and good company and friends.

Good talk, it can’t be beat, my story ends.

Tich Ennis

29th April, 2017

Rubbish

Stop saying rubbish isn’t rubbish that’s rubbish.

What rhymes with rubbish?

You know who you are, you bore me to death.

I haven’t finished yet.

You may be in for God’s sake art or so help me politics.

Hell, your act is dirty tricks.

Its good if you like it and not if you don’t.

You don’t fool me, you try but you won’t.

Tich Ennis

27th April, 2017

Today

Nothing new today so far, must I be your guiding star?

You are what you are.

Someday I might write a verse, unless I think of something worse.

So, put up with this.

Do you remember your first kiss?

Mine wasn’t much, oh never mind, second best, a love to find.

So wait and watch and hope and pray.

I’ll be along another day.

Tich Ennis

27th April, 2017

Weather News

The sky is sometimes blue in Ireland, it gives us something to look forward to.

It is not always cold and wet, lest we forget.

Yes, sometimes the weather is good or very good, we remember days like those.

Before our life comes to a close.

Sunshine may be had for money if you go away.

Mosquitoes anyone and sunburn and grass that is not green?

I’ll play the hand I’m dealt, I live in a dream.

Have I any more to add?

I am glad and mad and sad.

Its not bad.

I look forward to better than good.

Touch wood.

Tich Ennis

25th April, 2017

Teaser

Spoiler alert. No, my website does not exist, except in my fertile imagination. Howandever, the components are being assembled, such as they are. I am making the bricks but have still to serve my time as a bricklayer.

I will have an About clickeroo as is conventional in these matters and have just made the film to go with it. Okay, the text is from my blog, the audio track I ‘laid down’ today. Here, not Sun studios.

This is it:

https://vimeo.com/214563642

the real thing.

I call it About Tich Ennis. That’s its working title.

The components are more or less all made. Perfectionism, my sister said, is a sin, it is Hell to be one. A perfectionist. Specially when no one notices. Why, I asked my sister, is perfectionism a sin? She did not know. She fell asleep in class.

I like to know why. I am a whiner. (Pun).

Quite likely this is all you will get until the whole website is up and running. Apart from the odd poem, of course. God only knows (Beach Boys) when my website will appear. The future has been postponed.

They also serve who only sit and wait,

Tich Ennis

24th April, 2017

White Knight

The man in the white hat is the good guy, he rides over the hill.

When will night become day, we are waiting still.

When shall commonsense prevail, in the land of Granuaile?

Ever after anywhere, is it floating in the air?

Not merely commonsense of course, love and joy come on your horse.

Deliver us from ourselves, I speak from the land of elves.

A leprechaun leads to a pot of gold.

When shall his story be told?

Tich Ennis

24th April, 2017

A Reasonable Day

The God of reason shines today but not the Sun.

There is a reason for everything, including fun.

This thing called reason, does it exist?

In the minds of men and the girls I kissed.

Well, I don’t know, that remains to be proved or disproved.

Speaking for myself, I am moved.

All in all, as I said before, it is a reasonable day.

The temperature does not leave much to be desired, I’ve had my say.

Tich Ennis

22nd April, 2017

Rethink 2

Okay, I will use WordPress to design my website when I get around to it.   It offers the most control. What you want, where you want, how you want, who could ask for more?

There is a learning curve. Its not made easy. The easy to use website makers are no way so flexible, each have their advantages and disadvantages, only WordPress has it all.

WordPress does not have a simple way to set up a completely blank page, a tabula rasa, to deal with how you like, although there are ways of more or less complexity to do that. Apart from that, perfect as far as I can see.

Learning the terminology is something of a nightmare, it is anything but wizzywig, what you see is what you get, drag and drop, as the easy to use website makers more or less are. The perfect wizzywig, what you see is what you get drag and drop website maker has yet to be made.

So, the hard way for me. Many famous corporations use WordPress to make their sites, more than half are made using WordPress. You can see why when you go into detail. The Devil is in the detail.

I have assembled links from Google explaining and naming and demonstrating the features of WordPress I would and will use to make my website. So much to learn, so little time. Simplicity, said Leonardo, is the highest form of sophistication. The hardest to achieve. And when done and made, it looks simple. Appearances are deceiving.

My idea is a single page website, or landing page or home page as it is variously called. Simple and easy to use with more or less everything clickable. There are more ways of killing a cat than choking it with butter. Nearly every feature has many methods of achievement, to some extent it is a case of suck it and see while on the learning curve. Explanations not being total or all embracing.

However, everything is editable, replaceable, deletable, so keep going, keep modifying until everything is as envisaged. Easy, as I said in another context, when you know how, impossible otherwise.

Nothing just happens, the thing is to make it look as if it did. If I already knew it would be easy, but I don’t. Occam’s razor, the simplest solution is usually the best. Also, the simplest website.

Here’s to simplicity!

Tich Ennis

22nd April, 2017

Photos

My older brother when young. Myself, my brother and our mother on O’Connell street.

Eating icecreams, a treat.

Many photographs have been lost, not many of me.

I thought I looked stupid, you see.

Some might agree.

My sister found these photos in a box belonging to our aunt.

Don’t say can’t.

They were in negative form and have been reproduced.

As good as new, I am introduced.

I hope I enjoyed that icecream as a kid.

I know I did.

Tich Ennis

20th April, 2017

Knowing And Understanding

Knowledge is not bad. Understanding is good.

How to transform a tree into wood?

Muslims, I have heard, believe the more you know the closer you are to God. I say no, the more you understand. Understanding is good.

Is that understood?

A parrot can recite words without having a clue.

I hope that is not you.

Okay, it can serve you in passing an exam.

Do you give a damn?

Montaigne said a person who understands something clearly can explain it clearly.

We need such people dearly.

Tich Ennis

20th April, 2017