Emerging

July has given us some semblance of normality. At first I was hesitant to socialize with others, but I think it's important to keep living life and not let fear overwhelm us. My family continues to follow government guidelines and practice good sense so I trust that is enough to keep us safe. Over recent…

Festival Flashback

On this day last year, I drove to Co. Westmeath with a few of our kids to meet my partner Christy at Ballinlough Castle. Body & Soul Music and Arts festival was celebrating its 10th year. Christy has worked there since the beginning and built both of the main stages. Every year he maintains the…

The Faraway Nearby by Rebecca Solnit

At one time I regularly read Psychologies Magazine.  One month I came across an article which focused on storytelling and eloquently described the connections that weave us all together.  It was 2013 and The Faraway Nearby had recently been published. I was so intrigued by the excerpt of Rebecca Solnit’s that I immediately bought the…