The Rivals (Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin, 2017)

I knew nothing of The Rivals before going to see it, so it was a delight that it turned out to be well worth seeing. Continue reading


Thank You

Led Zeppelin’s Thank You gets me every time. Simple, heart-felt lyrics. Not too many of them, but they weigh heavily on my memory. I’ve felt this way. That painfully strong attachment to someone that simply cannot be ignored and doesn’t go away, even if they do. It can preoccupy you, eat away at your concentration and motivate you to do things you never thought you’d do as well. This sharp focus isn’t something that can be circumvented without regret and regret isn’t something I want to leave about the place. Continue reading

On Psychopaths

Do you know what a psychopath is? It’s worth knowing because they do exist and can be very skilled at pretending to be the opposite of what they are. Callous, selfish, insincere, lacking in empathy and acting without remorse, psychopaths can be very charismatic and put on a great show of caring for others. I don’t know how common they are but I’ve definitely met at least two. Continue reading