Starving African Children Save Irish Girl…

I had a very mean grandmother. She was an angry woman who, no doubt, had a lot of pain of her own, but that is immaterial when you are a child and at the receiving end of adult wrath. Anyway, … Continue reading

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

If there is one thing that convinces me that we are all, basically, the same, it’s listening to children from different places. These Tanzanian children seem to be much the same as every child I’ve ever known – including myself … Continue reading

Man is a Mine Rich in Gems…

Nature or nurture?  Are we empty vessels waiting to be filled with knowledge and virtues or is there at least some stuff we might already have inside us that could be accessed?  A seam of gold?  A mother lode of … Continue reading

Trusting The Truth

Do you love your children?  For most of us the answer is Yes. Do you sometimes make them do things that are unpleasant – or even painful – for their own good? Again the answer is Yes and we do … Continue reading

Trusting The Truth

Do you love your children?  For most of us the answer is Yes. Do you sometimes make them do things that are unpleasant – or even painful – for their own good? Again the answer is Yes and we do … Continue reading

The Truth Smarts…

Continuing the theme of lessons we accidentally learn via having children – this story is about my second son. I have three so this makes him ‘the disadvantaged middle child’.  As he always felt free to complain about the fact … Continue reading

Feet of a Dancer

I hope you find the feet of a dancer, I hope you can sing in the rain, I hope you find all the easy answers to your pain; It won’t be easy, what can I say, There will be trouble … Continue reading