Tag Archives: My Cyber Links

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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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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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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“Hello” is the most powerful word in the English language. It has a million different meanings and it has a hundred million different outcomes. But regardless of meaning or intent, it takes courage to step forward, introduce yourself to someone … 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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A couple of weeks ago, I closed the final page on the sixth book of my life. I know people call each significant segment of our lives a chapter but I believe a “year in the life” equates to a … 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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‘Tis the Season!

Do you hear what I hear? Do you hear roars of jubilation, celebrations, singing and cheering?! Do you hear the frustration, the heartbreak, the disappointment and the angry outbursts?! Have you heard it lately? Well if you have, you are … Continue reading

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