Kodak moments

I imagine many my age have raised children from newborns, and seen them grow, mature and in turn, raise their … More

proxy grampa

In 2018, I became a grandfather, by proxy, for the first time. While not contributing any DNA, I nevertheless have … More

bridge education

Two centuries ago, a half-million children of the majority poor and working class in Ireland never went to what we … More

a man of block letters

Communicating with others is part of my DNA.  Two hundred fifty-eight years ago, my maternal ancestor, James Blaw, was born in a small town on the eastern coast of Scotland.