I’ve been having a great time here in Arizona, relaxing and enjoying myself.
Unfortunately, it hasn’t been such a happy Christmas back home in Ireland.
My mother called the day after Christmas. She sounded upset. My brother, Eoin, had been mountain climbing in county Kerry. One of the other people he was climbing with had an accident. He didn’t survive.
My brother was rescued by helicopter and was on his way back down to Cobh when my mother called.
Of course, there isn’t much I can do from over here except to pass on a few words of comfort and condolence.