Tag Archives: Family

Easter Tacos

I started humming the tune about ten days ago. By last Wednesday night, I was belting out the chorus sporadically. And by Thursday morning, I was singing the song with such gusto that my wife and kids had had enough … Continue reading

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The Libraries, Twelve Years Later!

“Libraries!” I randomly shouted while sitting on the couch watching television. “What?” Stephanie asked as I jumped up, raced into the guest room and grabbed the Oak Tag that I had stuffed into the closet. “Libraries!” I said as I … Continue reading

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The Clues, Twelve (and a half) Years Later!

After my dealings with Lenox Hill Hospital and one unscrupulous character, the world around me had grown infinitely bigger. My quest to sort out the earliest details of my own life had become tirelessly futile. The world was poised to … Continue reading

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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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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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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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I spent many years of my youth in a small New England town in upstate Connecticut. Small towns make for large extended families. Everyone knew everyone. When trouble knocked on our door, the people in town weren’t too far behind … Continue reading

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