I used to work at the University of Liverpool as the Head of Business Systems, developing business intelligence and application solutions across all the key areas of student, research, human resource, and finance. You can still see a video of one of the last projects I was involved in.  Sometimes I miss it, but mainly for all the special people I worked with for over thirty years.

But then life took a different direction and I trained as a Lay Minister with the Church of England after three years of study at the Church of the Good Shepherd on the Wirral. They have knocked it down now and are rebuilding it as The Lighthouse Church!

Then another turn, and I now have the demanding but satisfying role of grandfather to six children.

Alongside all of those, I have been an author and self-published a book of short stories from my time with the Ace of Scribes writer’s group.

Latest blogs

San Guilio – a meditation of silence
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From the pretty Italian village of Orta on the lake of the same name, Isola San Guilio lies offshore, a jewelled forest of holy convent buildings lying it the shimmering blue cloak that reflects the heavenly blue above. Like most … Read More

Dwelling Place
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Dwelling is an interesting word.  As opposed to ‘living somewhere’, it seems to take on a greater connotation – that you live with someone, as a family member or in close friendship. There is no sense of aloneness, because a … Read More

Deep love
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One of the troubles of lockdown is that it is easier to spend time in the shallows of social media, channel flicking memes with all superficiality of a paddling pool. Sometimes I read the same quick quote as a double … Read More