Eoghan Harris: Hardy's wise words on a true marriage of minds
A regular columnist carries a cross that can never fully be laid down. As soon as you submit one piece, you have to start pondering the next. It's even harder when more than one issue clamours for attention, as they do this week, and you have to write mini-columns to cover each of them.
Living in that clock-ticking world for the past 20 years, I naturally have a grudging admiration for my competitors -- we compete mentally if not commercially -- even with those with whom I profoundly disagree.
Happily, that is not the case with the writer who kicks off my three-topic column this week.