You Don’t Have To Be Productive

A black line appears then disappears, then appears and then disappears. Each appearance a taunt. Each vanishing act a prelude to the mockery. Are you blanking? Are you blanking? Yes, you are. Not much to say now that there’s not much to be said. The black line flickers on and I sit there without any […]

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There’s a Grand Stretch, Isn’t There?

I haven’t spent this much time outside in years. I run now, I do some work in the yard, I do work-outs out the back while the dog interrupts with requests for me to throw the ball. The wind would still rip through you, but by God, that sun is lovely when it’s out. I […]

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Mental Oasis

We’re not gonna mention the war. We won’t talk about that thing that’s on the edge of everyone’s covered breath. There’s no point. You hear about it enough now. Let’s talk about that which isn’t mentioned, the unperceivable benefit it has brought to our lives. This benefit is obvious if you take a step back […]

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Stay at Home, you Gowl

If you went to the pub last night, you’re a gowl. If you go to the pub from here on in, you’re a gowl. If you went to the pub on Friday or Thursday, you’re a gowl. I went to the pub on Friday night for a few pints. I left early on. I was […]

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I’m Not Sure Who Needs to Hear This But…

I’m not sure who needs to hear this but going out drinking every weekend doesn’t correlate well with success. Watching Netflix for hours on end doesn’t align with the effort needed to attain your goal. To achieve a worthwhile goal takes endless hours of toil, dedication and sacrifice. Every time you decide to get shit-faced, […]

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Why Social Media Has Made Us All Bad People

Over the last few weeks there’s been a call on social media, mainly Twitter, to stop hurling abuse and insults at people, even if they do not agree with your particular world view. It was a good idea, coming from a good place on that back of a tragic suicide. Unfortunately, it lasted all of […]

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