About Me pages should be brief and witty. I can be witty, somber, but rarely brief. I usually suffer from textual and (after a few brews) verbal diarrhea, so be warned.
I’m Daragh Moriarty – an Irishman living in Ireland’s capital with my wife and son. I am nuts about cinema, photography, music, reading and continuing to learn about the astonishing universe we live in.
Never a good student, I managed to get a degree in 1996 in Italian from Trinity College Dublin (I also ‘minored’ in Archaeology). Due to my fluency in Italian, I promptly ‘fell into’ a very different area of work – the IT sector giving not a thought to career planning (I still don’t know what that is). Sixteen years later, I had had enough of being a corporate drone, so we moved to the US in 2012 as my wife’s career needed her there. So I chose to become – get this – a stay-at-home dad, minding our son. Frying pan -> fire…?? Naa, it’s fine.
My plan during this time, was for me to settle on my next course of career. I decided I would want to try my hand at writing, having written a few (bits of) short stories and jotted down concepts for countless others. My reading and movie tastes are firmly anchored in the genres of action, horror but above all science-fiction – practically all my ideas are all of that ilk.
Most people who know me know that my procrastinatory powers are without parallel – a year and a half later nothing was written, so I thought that writing a blog might give me the discipline I needed to keep the words flowing. My previous blogging foray – ‘Moriarty’s Mumblings’ (http://dazmoriarty.blogspot.com/) got set the blog adrift as I was having too much fun travelling.
So here’s hoping this blog stays alive and people read it.
Wish me luck.