Dave O'Neil

Dave O'Neil

Stormy Night

“When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”
― Haruki Murakami

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The Fat Bastard

The Fat Bastard – AKA The Empurrer Tobias The 1st, or just Toby is my Cat.  I’m not sure why but all the Cats I have owned have always had some character that is entertaining or bloody well annoying and Toby seems to have beat them all.  TFB does four things really well but are not uncommon traits for cats; Eating, Sleeping, Shitting and Eating again.  He constantly begs for food or steals it from me or the cupboard.
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As I See It

It was an unusually dark night even with the multitude of city lights casting their glow over the river. I stood there looking down from the bridge, mesmerised by the reflections given off by the river below…..
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Springbook Australia

Springbrook is a mountain and plateau area, in Springbrook National Park, Queensland, Australia. Bush trails lead to Springbrook Mountain. The park is part of the Gondwana Rainforest, home to wildlife including koalas and rare birds. Dramatic Purling Brook Falls can be viewed from a suspension bridge below. The Twin Falls cascade into 3 rock pools. Nearby, the Natural Bridge was formed by the force of a waterfall.
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Do Not Judge Me

Why must I be something that clearly I am not? Why must I wear a cloak that bears not my arms or my shield? Is it not noble to present oneself in a true light, must I forever hide my soul from those who might to readily judge me?
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The Big Move

For over eight years now I have been living here and in the same place.  It became something of a sanctuary to me, a place where I can hide from those things that trigger my PTSD or Anxiety.  Without going into it, the time from when I was medically retired from the Police and until the time I found this place, was something I wish to forget.
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What Do You Say?

If you had read my last post, you would know that I only recently found out my best friend had taken his own life about a month ago. He was the most positive and strongest (emotionally) person I knew.  The news was heartbreaking but what’s even more heartbreaking is that he left two beautiful daughters and a very loving and patient wife who I am also proud to say is my friend.
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