A Little Story for Christmas

Tree is up, presents bought; now all that needs to be done is to shut up shop and head into the night/day. Before I leave you I thought I’d put up a little Christmas story that was published in the Sunday Independent in 2011 for the Hennessy New Irish Writing Award. It being a Christmas-themed story, they naturally published it in April 🙂

It’s got 2000 words of little tenderness, a little love, a little music, a little C++ code, and a hint of Christmas. So I hope you enjoy and wish you all the best for the coming New Year.

Click here to read the story

Reflections on 2013

It’s that time of year again where it is customary to have a look back. For me today is a good time as I’m at home in our study with the rain hammering down, a roaring fire, Glenn Gould playing Bach’s Concerto in D minor on Spotify, and a mug of tea on my desk. The mug looks like this:

(that was taken when I was in the Czech Republic. I bought it in the monastery shop in Ampleforth.)

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