Failsworth Chippenfish operated a newsstand in the shadow of old Saint Sufferer’s Cathedral. Every evening the church bells rang to summon the faithful to prayer, and each time the bells chimed Mr Chippenfish would cock his head and sigh with pleasure.Read More
The first time I lived apart from my mother in Colorado was when I left to study at the university one hundred miles away. An only child, I was burdened with the guilt of leaving my widowed mother alone but thought a clean break would be best for both of us. I didn’t call her and didn’t visit until the holidays were upon us.Read More
I’m walking up the beach toward Bettystown, north of Dublin.
I see somebody coming toward me from the opposite direction, but don’t pay much attention to this oncoming person until he’s right in my face.
As he passes, I start to mumble “Nice day”, but the words stick in my throat.
Who is this guy?Read More