The Fighter

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Micky Ward is the youngest of a large family. All his life he has looked up to his older brother, Dicky, who once knocked down Sugar Ray Leonard in a fight. But Dicky is no longer the “pride of Lowell”, he is now a drug addict who is supposed to be training Micky in his boxing career. He does, however, have the habit of not showing up when he should, and hanging out in crack houses when he should be elsewhere. And now Micky has a chance to make it in the big time, will his family continue to stand in his way?

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2010 #9

Last weekend I went on a walk entitled Irish women of war & peace. It was in part to celebrate International Women’s Day, hence the focus on women who were active in Ireland in the early 1900s. This photo is a re-enactor performing as Lady Gregory. If you’ve never heard of her, well shame on you! but I suppose I can tell you a few facts. She was heavily involved in the arts in Ireland, especially the Irish Literary Revival. She helped set up the Abbey theatre, along with the likes of WB Yeats.

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