Category Archives: Family

2011 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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Reinvention

Dear World, I am overqualified for everything. Or maybe I am just over the hill. Or maybe I am just delusional for believing that everything will work out. Well, today, I would like to thank you for taking what was … Continue reading

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Magical

December used to be one of my favorite months as a child. I would wake up every morning with butterflies in my stomach. Christmas was coming! There were holiday parties. There was the annual trip to see Santa Claus. There … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

Dear Friends and Family, I wanted to take a moment to wish all of you a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year. You have all made this year (my third) writing Irishman For Hire a … Continue reading

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She Had An Ipod!

We took the kids to see the Carolina Hurricanes on Thanksgiving Eve! Before the holiday hoopla descended upon us, Stephanie and I felt a family outing was definitely in order. And as we walked through the parking lot, the excitement … Continue reading

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An Insignificant Holiday?

It happened over a month ago; Christmas commercials! I was flabbergasted. We hadn’t even celebrated the pagan ritual of Halloween and the conglomerates of the world decided to flood the airwaves with advertisements of the sales, gizmos and gadgets that … Continue reading

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The Clapping Conundrum!

To clap or not to clap? That is the question! Does that seem like an odd question to ask? You bet it is. Is it altogether crazy? Absolutely not! We have been attending a new church lately. The kids love … Continue reading

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What If?

“There’s not a day goes by I don’t feel regret. Not because I’m in here, or because you think I should. I look back on the way I was then: a young, stupid kid who committed that terrible crime. I … Continue reading

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The Perfect Day

I could here the crack of the bat as I watched the ball whiz past third base; “foul!” On the next pitch, Josh rifled a single between the shortstop and the third baseman. His first at bat ever and he … Continue reading

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Dandelions In The Wind

Stephanie and I were sitting on the couch watching Parenthood on TiVo last week and in one of the scenes, the entire family had gotten together to spend a routine evening together. While the parents were in the kitchen washing … Continue reading

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