Author Archives: Annalise Murray

Do cats cause mental illness?

Listen: I’m a dog person. I don’t have much justification for this belief, except to say that I’ve thought for some time that many cats have a frankly nefarious vibe. Didn’t have much justification for this belief, until a few weeks ago, that is. My degree has given me many things, most of them not […]

What can we learn from people who hear the dead?

Do you believe in ghosts? I don’t. Visiting a medium, or otherwise trying to communicate with the dead, was surprisingly common in my North-East Catholic family. I’ve always looked upon the practise with a lot of scepticism and a little cynicism. Medium’s a word for these people, I’d have thought, but some other words, like […]