Christmas

  When, according to the Bible, Jesus was asked which of the commandments was the greatest His reply was to remind His followers to love God with their all.  When I defined myself as a person of faith and, more explicitly, as a Christian that was important to me.  It meant that I had an [...]

Now My Heart is Full

As I write this he is still here. The question, the only question now, is...for how long? Minutes. Hours. I doubt it will be days. Then he will be gone. I'm not sad. I'm not. I will cry and I will feel the dull ache of his passing but I won't be sad. The knowledge [...]

Be Write Here Now

Be Write Here Now

"I have an idea for a novel." I say to anyone who will listen. Once the laughter stops, once the look of incredulity has faded, once the awkward silence has lifted and once their own pitch for a best-seller has been delivered I am left feeling...awkward, unsure, disillusioned and full of doubt. No. More awkward. [...]

JoJo Siwa – SSE Hydro, Glasgow

JoJo Siwa – SSE Hydro, Glasgow

"No worldly success can compensate for failure in the home." (David O. McKay) Happiness. Such an elusive thing. It can come in the form of a kind word, an arm around your shoulder, a song playing on the radio, the kiss of the sun, a favourite television show, time with loved ones, a chocolate biscuit...the [...]

Hell is Round the Corner – Tricky

Hell is Round the Corner – Tricky

I remember. You remember. The thing is we probably don't remember. Not really. Not accurately. Back in 2017 Brandy Bessette-Symons, an associate professor at Ithaca College department of psychology, conducted a series of experiments to gauge the impact of emotion on memory.  She found that "False memory is the most robust effect of emotion".  That [...]

Hope is important

Are you OK? It's OK to be...not OK. It all sounds a bit slight, possibly even trite, doesn't it? Are you OK? But, very many of us are not OK. All of us have moments of feeling down, confused, anxious, worried and unhappy and those moments can be very troubling. Thankfully they pass very quickly. [...]

In Response To…

In Response To…

"I disassociated myself from that very early on, as soon as I saw what I saw as becoming this kind of laddish, jingoistic, cartoon happening, which became Britpop, I very quickly distanced Suede from that...I saw what was happening with Britpop and, for me, it felt quite distasteful.  It felt nationalistic, it felt like there [...]