How to Jump into Life Like a 6 Year Old

By Dennis Coughlin Family holidays in Scotland include two things; rain and someone saying, “It looks like rain.” Lucky for us then, that on our weekend away, the hotel had lots of indoor activities for the kids and best of all, it had a big pool! The kids were desperate to go swimming, so we […]


Why Do We Ignore Our Health?

By Dennis Coughlin In the classic movie “The Princess Bride” from 1987, two of the more dubious characters are having a chat at the end of a long day. Prince Humperdinck: [sincerely] Tyrone, you know how much I love watching you work, but I’ve got my country’s 500th anniversary to plan, my wedding to arrange, […]


‘Tis finished!

By Raymond Donaldson Though not a huge fan of hymn’s, I do absolutely love certain ones, and appreciate the content. I never had a religious / churchy background. I didn’t know anything meaningful about God until my college years, whereupon I met a guy who had a very different experience and who through friendship and […]


Don’t Go Looking for Trouble!

By Dennis Coughlin It was no trouble. That’s a pretty common phrase. It’s usually preceded by someone thanking you for a kind gesture or for some form of help. You’ve made a difference to their day. It’s another way of saying, “That’s okay, I don’t mind helping you”. Maybe you’ve said it today. There’s another […]



By Keith Mack In Scottish the meaning of the name Keith is: dweller in the Wood. From the battleground. A surname and place name. I think about my name quite often, I know that I was given this name because of my grandmother’s hometown, where she lived, where she was, where she died. In a very real […]

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