About time

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

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 … More

Morning Light

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

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, … More

Schooling and Testing

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

Silver-Lining Blessing

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

“More than a badger”

‘Tis the season of the end-of-semester deadline, of the darker morning, and the even darker evening. For some of us … More