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Family Frailty

My son and I have a lot in common, once you get past genetic makeup, skin color, gender, sporting prowess, and taste in music. Like me, he is not entirely honest with himself or others; is not inclined to stick … Continue reading

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My childhood bedroom

My parents decided not to replace our bedroom carpet until my sister and I had stopped spitting up and pissing in corners. The carpet was an ugly grey and black, not the kind of thing you usually see in a … Continue reading

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Seven Days of Bliss

This was a great week. I got to see my son and hold his baby girl. My daughter won a job interview with one of the world’s biggest and best known companies. I began to work on a project that … Continue reading

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The death of Ulster, Munster, Leinster and Connaught

John, Paul, George and Ringo seemed too archaic and uncool, although I was shocked to find I could not summon up names for more contemporary 4-piece bands. ( How many members are there of One Direction?) North, South, East and … Continue reading

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The Golden Boy and the Cruel Sea

My friend is golden. His hair is sun bleached straw and his lean, long limbs are the color of white bread toast. Until this week, his life has been sunlit. A surfer,biker and snowboarder, he is a child of the … Continue reading

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