A Once in a Lifetime Experience

I’ve been busy this past week, doing research for a second book of IRISH SHORTS. However, although I’ve made some great progress, this morning (Sunday March 12) at 7:30 AM, a dull thump downstairs provided the best moment of the week. Or should I say, a once in a life-time experience? Something bounced off the glass Read More …

Secrets of the Hauraki Gulf

Over the past few weeks I’ve been aboard the yacht, visiting some of the spectacular islands in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf. Blustery weather ensured we did plenty of tramping, and the track from Man o’ War Bay, Waiheke Island, took us past a favourite vineyard. Waiheke Island is one of the bigger islands, famous for many reasons: Read More …

Publication of IRISH SHORTS

My first book of short stories is called IRISH SHORTS: Nora’s Escape and other true stories of love, loss and resistance.  It is a collection of six short stories, all true, taken from three generations of my family. Relying on my family’s love of story-telling, mostly around the kitchen table, where entire mornings could disappear Read More …

Hearing Voices

The subject of ‘hearing voices’, even in our modern world, can still raise eyebrows. For many, hearing voices is associated with schizophrenia or religious fanaticism. Throughout the ages many religions have come into existence through revelation, hallucination, dreams or miraculous/astounding occurrences which have been attributed to a Higher Being; and, often, with the visionary or Read More …

Testimony from Ireland

It is always disappointing to see a Church exposed for abuse and neglect of its members. But that, unfortunately, is exactly what is happening to the Palmarian Church as more ex-members dare to reveal their secrets. The Irish media has been at the forefront of news about the Palmarian Church in recent times, and I Read More …