Tommy and Aoife

Do you think that Tommy and Aoife will ever get together?

Snow Day

Well, there’s plenty of snow outside, up to my lower lip in places. The winds hit us soon after the snow passed, and served to pile the snow up around the edges of my driveway so I can't get out. Snow Day!

The Character of Tommy McGuffin

“The Captain taught me that a man charts a single course, loves a single woman, follows a single cause; without that, he will never be a man, but will remain a boy, with a beard.”

This is Tommy at his best. He is an idealist. His life was a great burden before the story opens. After the Captain, the single most important person in his life before Aoife, dies, he suffers the worst kind of betrayal when Wilson breaks his word to the now dead Captain and throws Tommy into an orphanage. Still, Wilson can’t be blamed because his reaction to Tommy was no different from anyone else’s. When faced with Tommy, people felt their own mortality, the limits of their earthly existence, the moment of their death. Tommy had no idea why. As far as he knew, people reacted to him without cause,