In early February next year…..I will be heading off to the United States. A friend has invited me to speak to her classes in a series on…………Conflict Resolution. Very excited about this. But it means I have to “up my game” a little…even a lot. It is all very well writing a blog which seeks to irritate “letsgetalongerists” and their fellow travellers. ….but appearing in front of a bunch of academics is a whole different story.
I have actually been working on some papers for a few weeks now. My hostess will …I hope…edit them.
It is both exciting and challenging. I am reminded of the Pogues song “Body of An American” which contains the line…
“…there were uncles giving lectures on ancient Irish History”.
I am “THAT Uncle”. Now writing a series of papers to present to Americans is actually quite difficult. My first paper begins with “In AD 1169……” and three pages later I write”so this brings me to AD 1170″. Hmmm too much detail?