Taking a Step Back For Self-Reflection

The featured image above was taken by @HunRealIssues on Twitter Sometimes people can be quick to judge an issue: the people at Fox cancelling Arrested Development; those same people green-lighting increasingly bad Seth MacFarlane shows; the people in Britain who voted to ‘Leave the EU’ and immediately regretted it when they saw Nigel Farage’s smiley face….

#LoveTheLittleThings

Every Planet We Reach Is Dead Long term depression washes in slowly like high tide. It erodes the harbor of your mind, wearing away the pristine stone of your dock into crumbling ribs of marl that protrude and glare; it takes a constant and persistent toll on your energy, your life and your stability. In…

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…