Child’s Play (A Short Story)

In a school yard, a group of kids dressed in uniform were huddled together in a ring, looking over the shoulders of two boys in the centre. They were kneeling, staring at one another from opposite ends of a chalk circle drawn on the ground.

One of the boys – a ruddy bruised face and shiny black hair the colour of beetle skin – slid off his knees and got to his feet.

“How you wanna set them up?” Read more

Spanish Salsa Boxing and the fight against Apathy

White Collar BoxingSince returning from 9 months in South America, I’ve found it difficult to slot into the Corporate citizen lifestyle again.

Having spunked around €10k during my trip enjoying the delights and wonders without the need to be nailed to a desk or any contract of employment, it was always bound to be a tough adjustment.

I just didn’t realise how difficult it would be. Read more

The Golden Era of Dance Music

Strobe Like You Mean It!

While considering the theme of my next (overdue) blog post I misclicked on a youtube video from 1999 which just so happened to be the year that I began going out to bars and nightclubs armed with a fake I.D.

There’s nothing better to get me out of a funk or bad mood than music. It reminds me of better times. It changes my present moment in a heartbeat. It can take me to experiences, places and memories that had been hidden away for a long time. Read more