I Am Mentally Ill

(This was originally posted in October 2015 by Evan Smith (me) and was republished with permission here in June 2016) This is weird. But I guess it’s time. It’s the next step I suppose. I’m sorry if I skip around a bit. I’ve sort of been avoiding it for so long but I’ve never tried…

What Next for MMA in Ireland?

On April 9th in the National Stadium in Dublin two men walked into the arena; three rounds later & only one emerged. Portuguese fighter João Carvalho was knocked unconscious in the third round of his fight with Irishman Charlie Ward, and was rushed to Beaumont Hospital. Two days of treatment in the Dublin hospital later…

The End of McGregor?

Apologies for the clickbait-y title, but it’s a fair question: was UFC196 the end of Conor McGregor? If you missed it, McGregor, scheduled initially to fight Rafael Dos Anjos for the UFC Lightweight belt at UFC 196, instead fought Nate Diaz at the Welterweight level. For people who don’t know much about competitive fighting, moving up…

Failures of the State & Drug Culture in Ireland

Molly’s at every party these days; the one that makes those around feel in tune with their surroundings rejoicing in this untouchable euphoric state. The one to rely on for those 6am tracks that haze around while others divulge in temporary love & affection for those around them. Sometimes you forget you don’t even know Molly that…