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

A Little Story for Christmas

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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Reflections on 2013