Keep your eye on AI for your kids’ sake

Brain-machine interfaces. Now this issue’s on my radar, and should be on yours too if it isn’t already. And I know there is so much going on that we need to care about, but honestly, this could sneak up on us and send the other important concerns about raising our kids into hyper-drive. Read the…

An impromptu date and a new friend

Last Friday night my husband and I turned up to a school function – that didn’t exist. The school gates were closed, the place was in relative darkness, and no one was around. That’s because it was meant to be this Friday, not last. My bad, I think. But whichever one of us was at…

Reading as spiritual practice

I’m deeply encouraged by St Teresa of Avila’s advice in her autobiography, Life, that reading a spiritual book is a good substitute for mental prayer if one finds it hard to pray. I find that keeping a dedicated mental prayer time can be both the easiest thing in the world, and the hardest, but I can always pick…

FRANKLY my dear…

One of the things I do is to work as part of the team which produces the annual Catholic magazine, FRANKLY (not to be confused with the women’s arty/crafty/fashion magazine Frankie). FRANKLY is pretty cool; it’s designed to be given as a gift at Christmas Eve Masses or other special events in the life of a…