Author Archives: Doug Veeder

Quick Update

I know it’s been six years since I have written regularly. I have been working on so many other projects that I have not had the time to work on this forum. When I do get back to this space … Continue reading

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The Internet Still Amazes Me (Six Years Later)!

I wrote a post back in December of 2010 about how a friend of mine and I were able to compose a song while on two different continents. The article, The Internet Still Amazes Me, was a simple telling of … Continue reading

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Coming Up For Air to Say Hello!!

Hey Guys, Thank you for the emails asking for more content. I apologize for not writing lately. Let me correct that, I apologize for not writing for Irishman For Hire lately. I have been writing. Last year, I took a … Continue reading

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2012 Blarney Stone Award

In 2008, I decided that, at the end of the awards season (The Golden Globes, The Oscars, The Grammy’s, etc.), I was going to give out a single award here at Irishman For Hire called the Blarney Stone Award. The … Continue reading

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The Final Word, Twelve Years Later

I want to thank so many of you who have written to me or posted comments about my adoption search. It was a massive undertaking but also a journey that taught me so much about myself as a person and … Continue reading

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Make a decision that no one sees coming and I can guarantee there will be an excessive amount of scrutiny about the choices you have made. When I resigned two and a half years ago so that our family could … Continue reading

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A Moment in Time

There are moments in your life that will stand out and live in your memory forever. Sunday night, I sat on my couch rooting for the New York Giants to pull off one more fourth quarter comeback. My kids were … Continue reading

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For The Love of the Game

It was a warm summer afternoon and as we pulled into the parking lot, I could tell that Josh was excited. As soon as I turned off the engine, he bounded out of the car and headed for the ball … Continue reading

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“For Auld Lang Syne”

Twelve years ago, I was standing just eighteen rows, left of center stage at the Billy Joel Millennium Concert. As I stood in the center of the universe on December 31, 1999, I took stock of my life. I was … Continue reading

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“Two Roads Diverged In A Wood”

Great stories rise from the ashes of ordinary adventures. They take on a life of their own based upon unexpected twists or turns that occur in the middle of a journey. But without these explorations, life would become boring. Stephanie … Continue reading

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