Loves Are All You Need…

We love food, dogs, weather, football, music, clothes, places, books, movies, work, money, fashion, sex, cars, shoes, handbags, flowers, chocolate, yoga, tennis, skiing, sunsets, houses, status, TV shows, languages, cosmetics, cats, birds, wildlife, travel, adventure, excitement, gadgets, sports – but … Continue reading

The Otherness of Others

In a very interesting article called, Can non-Europeans think?, Hamid Dabashi, a Professor at Columbia University in New York, asks some extremely searching questions about how we perceive ‘reality’. For the purposes of his article he speaks mainly about the philosophical … Continue reading


On Friday, December 14th, 2012, I visited Auschwitz.  I didn’t want to go.  I was scared of what I’d see and what I’d imagine and how I’d never be able to forget any of it.  But I went because I … Continue reading

Love is a Better Master than Duty*

The recent vicious rape and assault of a 23 year old physiotherapy student in New Delhi has caused rioting and outrage in India. A policeman injured in the rioting has died and most Indian politicians seem to be distancing themselves from … Continue reading

Maybe It’s True That All We Really Do Need is Love?

What is love? Is it just the sentimental confection peddled to us in popular culture?  Could it be more than the powerful, visceral emotion we feel for our children?  We live for it and die for it and long for … Continue reading

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

Slavery Enslaves Us All

It is estimated that there are 27 million people in slavery worldwide.  More slaves than at any other time in human history.  Even though nowadays – unlike other times in human history – slavery is illegal in most countries in … Continue reading