Author: earthworldjim

What is the Deal with Sticking Litter in Trees eh?

It is important not to throw waste on the ground. If you do, it speaks volumes. It’s so fundamental really, it’s like a cornerstone of having any sort of integrity as a conscious participant in life. At least that’s the feeling I got cycling down Dublin’s Grand Canal today. Some stretches are good, others blighted. […]

Do Anything You Want, But Not Everything (Young Man)

I read that line somewhere a while ago, and it really struck a chord with me. Not an entirely sad one, but it certainly disconnected me from what I was reading and got me thinking. A few days after my thirty-second birthday, time does seem to be speeding up. 2015 went by in flash. Everyone […]

Mixed Feelings: Getting Rid of A TV and Paying the Stupid Licence Anyway

We finally did it, one of those small victories. It was a while coming. Watching films and documentaries enabled the big TV in the corner to justify its place in the house. The tenacious hold a TV exercises on the mental airwaves of the surrounding humans is as strong as any signal being fed into […]

Bill Hicks
Love all the People – Remembering Bill Hick’s Message

The world is crowded with many voices clamouring to be heard across every medium twenty-four hours a day. The flow of facts, ads and opinions is endless. Much of the torrent is noise. It’s so refreshing when someone comes along who raps around the core of it and makes you laugh. William Melvin Hicks died […]

Five Great Speeches Well Worth A Listen

Five inspirational lectures to provide food for those thoughts. Tim Minchin addresses University Graduates Tim Minchin addresses graduates at the University of Western Australia (2013) where he was presented with an Honorary Doctor of Letters Degree (11:23). “I have, in the past, made important decisions about people I work with – agents and producers – […]

Mayan Temple
Ever Feel Like Time Is Speeding Up?

By conventional measurement units, I suppose the simple answer is ‘no’. It sure seems like it moves along faster with each passing year though. Is it simply down to getting older or might there be something more to it? A while back I visited the road I lived on until I was nine years of […]

Eco Balls
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Stuff that serve a few functions and can be reused with little fuss is cool, even if it’s just ordinary household things. Something that’s a bit greener, more efficient or less wasteful. The Humble Glass Jar Over the past year or so, we have been cutting down on our waste by trying to recycle, re-use, […]

Quality, Black Holes, And Swimming Togs

I was squeezing the water out of my togs after a swim. A woman asked “did I know I could spin my togs” in the little machine she was pointing at. I did. Three or four man-made twists of my snazzy swimwear and I was done. Even walking over to the tog spinning wonder seemed […]

Expense Manager
Apps I’ll Actually Use To Make Life Simpler in 2016

Nothing like a bit of technology to hack a day. It can hack one apart too – it’s best to just chop out the unecessary bits. Apps are one of the best excuses to squirrel away time in the pursuit of doing something worthwhile while in fact doing very little. I’m wary of becoming caught […]

Dublin Sunrise
Cycle – Sure Why Wouldn’t You?

It is hard to feel bad getting off a bike. Unless you’ve gone nowhere on it. All that motion up and down the hills, through the wind and rain and sunbeams. Past the unlikely-to-be-free-range eggs fired in my direction as part of the Halloween festivities of Dublin’s fair city suburbs. They haven’t hit me yet […]