This post is untypically non-political. I heard today that a former classmate of mine, Ben Clingain, died in Cleveland, Ohio yesterday. I did a book of interviews (‘Tales Out of School: St Columb’s College, Derry in the 1950s’) last year and Ben was one of those I interviewed. Like himself, the interview turned out modest, funny and lovable. Below is a short excerpt from it. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam – May he rest in peace.