Well, tis a new year. A fresh start is upon us and the annual reset for mindsets and habits. We are ready to make changes, to begin again and to live like we have never lived before. It is a rejuvenating time. Even writing the date in January is nice. The first of the first. The second of the first. The fifth of the first. Such a lovely ring to it. [Read more…]
Writing is a habit. If you want to be a writer, then you must write. There is no point in thinking you are going to be hit by some bolt of creative lightning sometime in the future. It doesn’t happen that way. A few weeks ago I went to see the Irish Author John Banville speak at a festival. I got to ask him what secret habits he had to help him write.
“I write…there is no secret, no techniques. It is hard work.”
Caracas. If you google it they tell you be careful of being kidnapped, mugged, car jacked or murdered. I am always careful to not get murdered. Fuck I watched enough Sopranos and Sons of Anarchy to know the good guys from the bad guys. I know how to handle myself. I did 6 months karate and 3 months boxing. I smashed a few noses in my time. If some wiseguy Samerican Gangsta wants trouble he’s messing with the wrong curly haired Irish man. [Read more…]
This Post is just to let people know that I am experiencing problems with the website. Not the sober part of it. But the flipping pain in the ass virus that keeps infecting it. Not sure how these things work. It just seems to keep coming back. So if you are reading this and have not been redirected to the Russian porn then great. The porn is not that spectacular by the way. So I am working on trying to fix all the little problems I am having. This is why there have been no posts for the last week. I apologise. But there [Read more…]
I know that a lot of you out there are looking for ways to make money. Everyone wants to know how to get rich. Well, The Sober Paddy knows the answer. I have been studying the global situation and have been analysing trends and what is going to happen. There is one piece of advice I have for anyone who has any money saved up anywhere in the world and wants to know what to do with it – BUY GOLD! This may not seem like the most revolutionary thought. But there is no money in Real Estate. Stocks are a no go as the economies of the world collapse. Once the South Americans and Australians finish digging up and selling their resources to the Chinese, then the world is going to grindingly crunch [Read more…]
Everybody needs a “leg up” from time to time. Of course the “leg up” is not to be confused with the “leg over”, but we all need that too! A “leg up” means to help someone to be more successful. It is a simple, concise image and it evokes a quick, physical remedy. It means that you go out of your way to try to improve another persons’ life. It could be the smallest of gestures or the writing of a fat hefty check, but the result is the same – you improve someone else’s existence. The result of your actions is a better world for someone else. Whether you like it or not, at some stage in life you will be called on to give someone a “leg up”. You may not be fully aware of it at the time, but there will be moments when you could make a tiny bit of extra effort and help someone change their mind, which in turn helps them make a better decision in trying times. Although we are not conscious of the chain of events which follow our actions, at some point we must accept that what we say and do can have a positive or negative effect on someone. Do you want to be responsible for giving someone a “leg up” or a kick in the arse? [Read more…]