Thanks for visiting my blog.
A few things about me…
I am a husband to Michaela and a father to Emily and William. Through them, my life is blessed.
I am half English, half Irish, and living in Scotland.
I am a seeker in the Christian tradition, and have found fellow travellers amongst people who have used terms like Emerging church/Missional church/New Monastic Community (even if labels like this seem too pompous and self regarding!)
I love to write- poetry, prose. It is how I think. I have published some books and a few articles and poems.
I love music, and play and sing.
I love wilderness- mountains, lochs, small islands.
Most of my career has been spent working with, for and alongside people experiencing serious mental health problems, and until September 2012 I was a social work manager, responsible for mental health services. However, I took the plunge and started on a new path- at present I still do some part time temporary work for the social work department, but am also seeking to combine this with writing, making wood carvings and activities around our home, Sgath an Tighe.
I am also involved in a number of other micro-enterprises which combine under the name RE-CREATE- art/craft workshops, a pottery, retreats, holiday accommodation and now, a bed and breakfast. You can find out more about these things here.
Last, but by far from least, I live and learn with a group of friends in Dunoon, Scotland. We gather in a community that meets to worship and pray, and to celebrate through a Christian arts group called Aoradh (meaning ‘adoration’ in Gaelic.)