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Little known facts and other such things

Little known facts and other such things

When the night draws to a close. When morning rears its unkempt head and the grass bends under the weight of the morning dew, the day finally arrives with great aplomb. With all this in tow, we commit ourselves to the mood that followed on from the night like an emotive remora suckling against us parasitic like and often downright greedy, also I should add that the remora can feed us as well as being fed from. A keen eye…

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The morning in itself

The morning in itself

Ireland in February usually means rain and wind. Maybe a bit of sleet or hail. The sun hides from Ireland generally around this time of year. We put on our duffle coats as kids, wrap our scarfs around our necks tight and secure our wooly gloves in place to face the brazen weather outside our doors. Now, don’t get me wrong, Ireland very rarely has sub-zero freezes and when we get snow it is often more of a novelty to…

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In spite of all the spite

In spite of all the spite

Don’t want to sound like a right on do-gooder type. But, there is a lot to be said in spreading a bit of humanity to anyone out there. Whether you believe in karma, a higher power or just want to put volunteering on your resume, it is the end product of the act, not really the reasons behind it that count I think. Although, I just remembered the old saying its the thought that counts, so I suppose there is…

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The density of it all

The density of it all

Ok, I hate to admit it. I am in my mid forties. Hence, I am middle aged. Even writing the words gives me the chills. But hey that time of life is upon me. I deal with it. Right? I wake up occasionally. No I wake up all the time, but occasionally there are days when I wake up and ponder my existance. Oh im soooo deep. Seriously, I do, I wonder how I am going to deal with all…

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Sentimental movies

Sentimental movies

Watched a feelgood movie last night. Nothing too deep, very representative of a succesful middle class suburbia. Something I would normally shun. My pseudo wanna be intellectual creative self would be mortified at me (ha ha). I dont know though, it must have been my mood. Watching Nordic noir all week, needed something less serious I suppose. Have to be frank here, it amazes me how an hour and a half visualisation of some idylic life on a screen in…

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Yearning for a change

Yearning for a change

You wake up one day and you feel the need for a drastic change. You know the feeling. Personally I get about 6 a month. you act on it, then go back to your old ways. the safety of repetition. The solace in mediocrity. Chance taking is for the fool on the hill, the wasteful, the tardy, the young and the precocious.  Not for the middle-aged, mortgage laden older dad type. Or is it. I dont know, im really just…

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Not so dim view of other things

Not so dim view of other things

Sometimes it may be because of a friendly encounter, sometimes the weather may assist or even sometimes you just wake on the right side of the bed. But, whatever gives you a pep in your step. You need to embrace it and cherish it, hold it tight and never let it go. These moments are real, they bring hope and they spread happiness to whoever crosses your path. Because as most of you will attest to, its the people around…

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Dawning of men

Dawning of men

The dawn sits eagerly beyond the top of the hill. Pondering it’s inevitable return to this place. We all wait with bated breath. Even though we know the outcome. Life exists on a different plane when engulfed by the natural spray of light. Darkness allows hiding places for all that fear the bright. Sometimes the dawning of day makes us look closely at ourselves and make us men. That I feel is a must as we hold ourselves up from…

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Reality is now

Reality is now

What do you say about the life you find yourself in at this present moment. Do you like it? Do you wallow in self-pity, do you rage against the machine, do you sit in quiet acceptance like the condemned man after speaking with his priest? Well, do you? For me personally at this moment, (because as you know it can change day by day) I would like to think that I’m in an everything is possible kind of mood. You…

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