A Christmas with cracks in it

Christmas again, I am not a big fan of yuletide celebrations, many people dread this time of year. I am trying to approach my own family Christmas plans with grace. I won’t quite manage to conjure amazing grace but I am aiming for some sort of good enough grace....

Hello?

Depression is isolating and lonely, unreachable… Listening can be more important than speaking. When someone starts talking a listener is a gift to the speaker. My friend Charlotte recently described one of her darkest nights, a night on which she could hardly...

Captain O Captain

I have almost finished talking about sailing and about Abraham Lincoln just one more piece to share. The poignant poem written by Walt Whitman about Lincoln’s assassination lends weight to my premise that Abraham Lincoln is linking to everything at the moment;...