Second Hand Poet

A good song crashes over you and soaks the fabric of your small world until it’s saturated with emotion; sometimes warm like a blanket freshly pulled from a tumble dryer and other times it’s cold and drips from your memories slowly creating tiny stalactites of love, loss, anger and despair that pierce your soul, your…

Tough Love

Whether we have the world’s best Dad or someone who falls a little short of the superhero image, we all know the basic role Dad is supposed to play in our lives – as a child he’s the smartest man you know and unless you’ve been in trouble he’s absolutely awesome – because that’s his…

Parental Guidance

I recall a bedtime story I read to my kids involving a hen that rested on the back of a dog. Because the hen could not fly like the other birds, the dog would run as fast as it could to make the hen feel alive with the wind rushing over its feathers. They were…