These musings, written between March 2016 and December 2017, began as brief blog posts. They were put together around the time that James was developing  some of his thoughts, feelings, and intuitions behind his Leaving Home Trilogy. Not only do they provide an insight into the sort of family life we’ve all led, in one form or another.  But they also offer an insight into the writing process itself, with the occasional thought-provoking question for any writer.