Green Room FB and Twitter Header

Reality Check

With so much work to accomplish every day, my weekends have been anything but restful.

I have been waking up too early every morning in a rush because of so many things to do.

How unlikely of me.


I am disappointed with myself because I have allowed myself to reach this exhausting point.

A year down the road feels like a decade.

I value the work that I do but, admittedly, it’s taking a toll on me.


Maybe it’s just another hiccup in life.

Maybe it’s just an off year.

I can’t help but at times wonder…


Could there be yet another something for me out there?

Something that will keep me motivated.

Something what will shift me to a better place.


Not just work wise but all around life kind of thing.

You see, truth is, I’m on my own.

Not that it’s a bad thing, it just is.


I know God hears.

Eventually things will shift again.

Just have to sit it out and ride the tide.



1672 Hits


With any first time experience, I truly believe that a meaningful impact that is forged turns into an imprint for life.


An imprint that leads to a path that hopefully inspires and motivates a fresh soul.

Whether it’s a first job or a first visit to a destination, a first experience in anything is always a big event.


Sadly, there are mean and cruel people in this world.

It’s not as simple as what a person utters.

Rather it’s the manner words are uttered that makes or breaks.

I think that age does make a difference.

Some of the young ones lack seasoning and even the older ones sometimes lack grace.


The wisdom of age doesn’t always bring out the best in a person.

It would be ideal if every newbie had a good mentor.

The chances of our young ones growing up better prepared would be higher.

Such is life, not everyone gets a good break at the starting point.



Small talk is key.  It helps me get through a stressful day.

Lately, I’ve been engaging in small talk.

Street parking at the office, I’ve made friends with the street sweepers.

The traffic marshal at the corner has become my friend too.

On really hot days, I bring them a cold drink.


Parking at the therapy center, I’ve made friends with the attendants as well.

With my daily routine going on for months now, I see the same faces everyday.

The small talk sets in and helps me to snap out of the routine and slow down.

I get caught up having to be here and there and specific times and running errands in between.



I am reminded about growing old.  Small talk is essential. 

In observing dad, how I wish he liked small talk.

He is selective and being with him can be a challenge without small talk.

Small talk is a good icebreaker that quickly warms up any space.

I don’t mind silence but it can be deafening and uncomfortable for others.


I used to be a very guarded person, to a point of unapproachable.

I’m glad I learned how to make small talk.

I see how valuable this will be when I grow old.

It’s a good tool to have when looking for company.

Small talk to myself I think will help keep me light hearted and amused too!

1913 Hits

Latest Blogs

As an expatriate Irishman now based in London who has lived out of Ireland since 1979, I have been back many times over the years but a trip completed...
This is the reimagined true story of one community's struggle to bring New Jerusalem out of the clouds during a quarter of a millennium of radical cha...
    Artist unknown   All-presuming is the nightand thin the treaty with the lightA fitting canvas for the deedsof those whose wit...
  This is how my plays are written. I was feeling pretty down today and not at all like writing but I opened the laptop and looked at some of my...

Latest Comments

gr8word Cervantes, Rimbaud, Chekhov, Yeats
25 November 2022
Excellent news! We hope there's a touch of correlation with the causation :-) That's what we're here...
Stephen Evans Cervantes, Rimbaud, Chekhov, Yeats
23 November 2022
It's interesting that I posted this in this 2014. That year I wrote two and a half books (Let Me Cou...
Nicholas Mackey A quick pic from my place of birth
20 November 2022
Ken: Thank you for your comment and I hope your 3-week trip to Ireland you have described was a good...
Ken Hartke A quick pic from my place of birth
18 November 2022
Nicholas -- Thank you for the trip (so far). I long to go back as our stay was truncated by the pand...
Nicholas Mackey A quick pic from my place of birth
16 November 2022
I am touched that something I wrote six years ago has prompted comment towards the end of 2022 - man...