This month has been, if nothing, a success. There are things I did not manage to accomplish like visiting Derry, Knowth, Sweeney’s. I didn’t work on the novel I have been considering, I didn’t write a play inspired by Irish history. However, I have succeeded in making connections in a vast community of writers. I have written a play I will probably expand. I have become more aware of worldly events; Brexit, the dynamics of Northern Ireland and the Republic. I’ve seen Francis Bacon’s workshop; I’ve walked the path of the 1916 Rising. For all the things I haven’t done I am grateful for all that I had the opportunity to do. There is much more to write but I am overwhelmed. Forgive my brevity.