COLM O'REGAN: The snow of 1987 has been followed by nothing but disappointment

The 1987 snow ruined me. Because it raised expectations that there would be similar snow every year. But most snows since then have been, quite frankly, crap, writes Colm O’Regan

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COLM O'REGAN: I’m sad about Liam Ruiséal’s because I played a part in its downfall

Liam Ruiséals: I’m sad it’s going. It was the school books that got me in and then the exam papers. Round about September, the booklets of past Junior Cert and Leaving Cert papers would take over a section in the corner, says Colm O’Regan

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COLM O'REGAN: Opening lines: Soon we will rent out bits of our brain for storing Facebook memories

You can’t go to a conference now without someone putting up on a big screen some variation of the idea that “most of the jobs of the future haven’t been invented yet”.

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COLM O'REGAN: I told Duolingo I wanted to do the 'Insane' level of Spanish per day

My vital signs are showing good numbers, says Colm O’Regan

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COLM O'REGAN: A volunteer in a high-vis is my weak spot

It’s the time of year when a no-longer-young man’s heart turns to writing a column about trying to take up running again, writes Colm O’Regan.

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COLM O'REGAN: You can't have a paving stone that preceded De Valera without someone saying the Druids were involved

Like all the best Irish antiquarian sites, there’s very little brouhaha about it on the road, writes Colm O’Regan.

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COLM O'REGAN: There’s a tractor pulling a seedrill overtaking a conveyor belt driven by a 15-year-old

I don’t think the Roman alphabet has the guttural sounds available for it. Maybe it was lost along the way in the evolution from the Indo European steppe.

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COLM O'REGAN: Is the RTÉ Christmas Guide still an Irish institution?

It still means something, the Christmas RTÉ Guide.

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COLM O'REGAN: How about a revolution in convenience sleep?

Sleep - what a beautiful word. Say it. I bet you feel like a sleep now. 

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COLM O'REGAN: Here's the problem with a to-do list...

I CROSSED it off with a flourish. No, a vehemence. This heat-seeking bullet point had been following me across multiple list-notebooks, bits of paper and random thoughts for too long.

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