Come away, oh human child! To the waters and the wild With a faery, hand in hand, For the world’s more full of weeping Than you can understand. These were among the first lines of William Butler Yeats’ poetry that… [more]


Inisheer is the smallest of the three Aran Islands at the mouth of Galway Bay in the west of Ireland. One summer I had the pleasure of wandering the island for a week, with the highly unlikely weather of seven… [more]

Cafeteria Catholic

What is a Cafeteria Catholic?   In a cafeteria you wander around long stainless steel counters selecting the food which appeals to you.  A Cafeteria Catholic is someone who similarly walks around catholic doctrine picking and choosing between dogmas which work… [more]