Writing Home

A friend asked me recently if there was a place where the pieces that I write might be found assembled…

Gifts of light

It’s mid December, and the duties of a long, demanding semester have finally come to an end. I’m sitting quietly…

About time

Last week, as you do on a dreary lockdown evening in Ireland in darkest January, we had a family summit.…

Morning Light

Not long after lock-down began here in Northern Ireland, I was chatting with my friend Jonathan Rea, Creative Chief Executive…

This day our daily bread

It’s hard to know what day it is currently. Many of the routines that differentiated our Mondays from our Tuesdays,…

Schooling and Testing

This morning one of our current educational hunches was confirmed: all practical GCSE and A level examinations have been cancelled.…

Silver-Lining Blessing

This is a photograph of our family having dinner together one evening earlier this week. It was a happy occasion…