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Stockholm Syndrome and Voting for Hilary - or else.

It's seems like a contagious form of Stockholm syndrome and some sort of ransom demand to vote democratic in this election - 'Vote for her or we shoot the country'. Ok given the other choice is bonkers, deliberately making her as 'shitty choice' the only choice. Hmm. The choice being a right wing (her being centrist is illusion), corporate candidate who is a hawk militarily and voted for the Iraq war, has a husband who brought in NAFTA and she described TPP as 'gold standard' Also her choice of the VP is one of the 13 Democrats who voted for TPP fast track (deliberately not a left wing or liberal or any type of generous to the people running mate)

I copied def here from Wiki

"Stockholm syndrome, or capture-bonding, is a psychological phenomenon in which hostages express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings toward their captors, sometimes to the point of defending and identifying with the captors. These feelings are generally considered irrat…

Songwriting Bootcamp in New York with John Munnelly

I am teaching a course in Songwriting at The Irish Arts Center in Fall 2016

Learn how to write a song, it's your turn to remove excuses.
Place: New York, Time: the Fall.


As a son of two teachers and with Aunties and grandparents and Great parents as headmasters and teachers all over the DNA map its only natural I might have a facility for teaching also.

And it's true - I was plucked from being a student in my Arts & Technology Course to become a tutor in the same department supporting and on occasion fully leading and writing new classes as part of the standard syllabus and learning aims.

When I came to live in NY it was teaching that got me my start teaching seniors and adults technology in The Emerald Isle Immigration Center, In Woodside Queens.  Thanks Siobhan at the EIIC! Yay!

So the teaching of songwriting has been the longest desire gestating in me and finally after some searching early this year I found a perfect home The Irish A…