Today Daniel is eighteen… even though in all our minds he remains forever thirteen. Today more than ever we try to imagine what changes the years would have brought for him? Looking at his friends we know he’d be taller, broader, stronger. In the eyes of the world, today he would become an adult. A world … More Happy Birthday Daniel.
Another installment from my column in the Irish Examiner. Writing it only reminded me regardless of any new year resolutions, there’s little chance I’ll ever be a ‘good’ person. Just ask my brother. How many times a day must I remind myself that it’s been 2018 for twelve days already? Thank goodness we are no … More There I am in the paper #48
As the final day of 2017 ticks by I find myself rather melancholic. It’s not been the most wonderful year of my life, with some really hard punches landed which have winded me,(but not enough to knock me out.) There have also been many wonderful days of laughter, love and achievement. I like to think … More New Year… Yikes.
I’m not sure if I’ll get around to posting again before New year so just in case I’d like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy Christmas, holiday or whatever it is you celebrate. I’ve really enjoyed the past year in the company of many of you who I have come to consider … More See you on the other side.
Here’s another of my articles from the Irish Examiner’s Feelgood. A little insight into the domestic arrangements in our house. I read the other day, if you live with an accountant your chances of having a successful relationship are doomed. The article I’d skimmed through was on Facebook, so I knew it must be true. … More There I am in the paper #46.
Another of my pieces from The Irish Examiner’s Feelgood. This one went down quite well with some ever saying it mildly amused them, especially those who have recently learned to drive or taught a learner. Enjoy. What is it about other parents that makes them delight in forewarning the parents of younger children of the … More There I am in the paper #45.
Tomorrow is Daniels fourth anniversary. It seems impossible to believe. As the day creeps towards us many memories flood back, those dreadfully difficult days in the hospital towards the end, the final decision to allow him home and the happiness and relief when Daniel finally got to realise his wish to return home. This month … More Lighten up and live a little.
Another article from my column in the Examiner’s Feelgood. It could be called ‘Sky and I… a match definitely not made in Heaven.’ Have you ever looked around and despaired that the more advances we make the more complicated life gets? I was staying in my mum’s house last Sunday night. Joy, I thought, room … More There I am in the paper #44.
It’s been a while since I posted one of my pieces from the Feelgood in the Irish Examiner. This was last weeks edition, inspired by the mid-term break. Last week I was struck down by a dreadful condition which affects large numbers of the population but most are unaware of its existence. The condition I … More There I am in the paper #43.
I understand why #metoo is trending. I acknowledge it is an excellent way to highlight sexual assault or abuse. I’m just struggling to add it to my posts. It’s not that I don’t qualify, most readers know I have a past. So why not add it and lend my voice to the roars? I’ve been … More Why I don’t want to #metoo