Going Gentle into that Good Night…

Not everything about blogging is about politics and the media. Some of the most powerful are more important than that (note to Peter Preston). David McCardle is a second generation Tyrone man, writing an extraordinary blog to his family and friends.

Please note: we are sad to hear that David passed away at 2.25 am on the morning of Friday 8th February 2008. Our thoughts are with his family and firends.

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty

  • The Dubliner

    I found that too troubling to read more than the first post and scrim two more. It isn’t intruding if one is invited, but anyway…

    Some of us lead very fortunate lives.

  • darth rumsfeld

    very moving- makes all the crap on other threads seem pretty pointless

  • If it’s not a contradiction to say this, I find myself speechless.

  • Pam

    a friend, and former work colleague who was diagnosed with cancer in summer 06, and passed away in May 07, did a similar type of blog, which I know she really enjoyed writing, as she found it really helpful in her fight. I found it really inspirational to read, though i don’t know how she managed to write it at all – I don’t think I could.

    For anyone interested the blog is still there.


  • Dewi

    Very moving. Such bravery.

    And you, my father, there on the sad height,
    Curse, bless me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
    Do not go gentle into that good night.
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

  • George

    Amazing the power of some people to reach others. Those in the footballing blog world might be familiar with Hazey’s colourful description of his fight on dull ramblings.


  • GurnyGub

    Phew. And I was feeling sorry for myself for having a sore foot.