I recognise the warning signs straight away. Having grown increasingly frustrated in my current job for the last few months for a myriad of reasons, I am close to giving up. I am also close to snapping and venting my frustrations on the under-performing members of my team and my boss. I have to catch … Continue reading Keep the Head
"After all, to the well-organised mind, death is but the next great adventure." - Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, 1997. I sensed the white, freezing feeling of dread in the pit of my stomach before the thought even entered my head. Initially, I put it down to the combination of chocolate, popcorn … Continue reading Let’s talk about death, BA-BY!
Hickey (centre) with Dom McHale and Laura O'Mahony, his CCCahoots partners I saw Tadhg Hickey’s one man show in the Riverbank Arts Theatre in Newbridge this past Saturday. As a massive fan of CCCahoots, there was no chance that I was missing a performance of Tadhg Hickey’s one-man show, ‘In One Eye, Out the Other’. … Continue reading ‘In One Eye, Out the Other’ – Review
"Everybody feels fucking anxious."Just something I say to myself a few times a week,Generalising the pressure rising inside of me like a kettle about to boil.Brushing off the insidious feeling of being alone despite being surrounded. Some days I feel like a coffee cup that's too full in a speeding car on a bumpy road.Thrown … Continue reading Anxious
"Sir, you need to calm down." The bartender puts her hand up in front of her and backs away from me.I start to laugh, wondering what she is talking about. I was just sitting here enjoying my pint and I asked for another one. She looks oddly familiar. I make to rise up off my … Continue reading Sir, You Need to Calm Down.
Happiness - Part 1 - 17th July, 2018. Oftentimes throughout the day, whatever day it is, I’ll have brief moments of happiness, or frustration, or sadness, or whatever emotion happens to strike me at that point. A hangover could bring a certain emotion. A good meal or a coffee with a cigarette could bring another … Continue reading Happiness, Parts 1 and 2.