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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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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 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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Thanksgiving

Dear Lord, Thank you for my wife. Thank you for my children. Thank you for a home filled with love, laughter and the miracles you perform in our lives on a daily basis. Thank you for providing us with your … Continue reading

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Helicopter

Back in June, I had one of the best dreams ever. I dreamt that I owned a helicopter. I was no longer a victim of traffic because I could fly above it. I didn’t have to look for the shortest … Continue reading

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The Letter, Twelve Years Later

It was an amazing Thursday night. The grass had been freshly cut and the aroma wafted throughout the infield. A cool breeze was blowing in from left field and as the game went into the latter innings, we were locked … Continue reading

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D-A-D

This past Sunday, Stephanie snuck the kids out of the house early so I could sleep late. Unfortunately, the cat got locked in our room and a blissful late morning sleep was interrupted by the antics of a cat that … Continue reading

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The Post-It Note, Twelve Years Later!

I woke up early the next morning. I was exhausted. It had been a long weekend and the drive back from Connecticut was slower than usual due to the traffic. But most of all, I think I was just worn … Continue reading

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