Monthly Archives: March 2008


I came home from work the other day and was greeted with another reminder of the fact that I am getting old; I was sent a “save the date” card for my high school reunion. Last year, I was sent … Continue reading

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Technology, Travel, and Gift Certificates!

A couple of weeks ago, I went out to lunch with a friend of mine. He works in the technology industry, so as we ate, he told me about some of the new paraphernalia that was going to hit the … Continue reading

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It was a cold and rainy morning. It was one of those days when the damp air settled into your bones and the rain felt like little ice picks that pierced any exposed skin on contact. My body felt like … Continue reading

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The Art of Names

Would you pay a consultant to help you name your child? According to a report I saw on the Fox affiliate in Boston (WFXT) last Tuesday night, ten percent of the people in a poll at would be willing … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day Revisited; Twelve Years Later!

It was an overcast and chilly morning. As Stephanie and I waited for the train in Norwalk, CT. on Saturday, March 16, 1996, I felt an unexplainable feeling in my gut. I had had the feeling the week prior when … Continue reading

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Is The Grass Really Greener?

We all have rituals that we go through in the morning; little rites of passage that help us wake up and get us ready for the day. My morning routine is simple. I wake up, hop in the shower, eat … Continue reading

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The Blarney Stone Award

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

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My First Love

Rumor has it that you will never forget your first love. I have been told that when the unbridled feeling of love is unleashed within your heart for the first time, the wave of unfettered emotion is both undeniable and … Continue reading

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