Category Archives: History

Christ back in Christmas

When we moved to the US more than five years ago, I was honestly a little surprised with a few cultural differences.  I guess that is what to be expected and all people talk about cultural shock.  It was not … Continue reading

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Thank you America!

It is the time of the year where millions of Americans travel across the country to celebrate Thanksgiving.  It is probably the only holiday they can agree to celebrate, no matter which religious belief you might have.  These mass migrations take … Continue reading

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Out of the Office

It has been crazy the last many months.  A lot has happened at home and at work, and other activities I’ve been involved with.  Nothing bad or negative, but just really hectic.  As such, I’ve labelled this post as ‘Out … Continue reading

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The Carmine Code

For those not familiar with Carmine’s, it’s an amazing Italian family restaurant.  It opened its doors back in 1990, and pride itself to for making any meal feel like an Italian American wedding feast. Many of my colleagues had spoken about … Continue reading

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Big Dumb Blond

We have been blessed with a gentle giant for almost 10 years. She was a small fluff ball when she joined our family, in the shape of a small St Bernard, and Beethoven era was upon us.  It was like … Continue reading

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The Unwanted Visit of Jon-Ass

It has been a very unusually mild winter on the East coast so far, with Christmas day hitting 70 Fahrenheit (21 Celsius).  Most days in December had blue skies and we didn’t even start the oil furnace. I seriously considered … Continue reading

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My Father, My Hero, My Captain, My Friend, My Mentor

5 years – At times it feels like an eternity. At times it feels like yesterday. My beloved father passed away in April 2010, only a few weeks after my third child was born.  Thankfully he got to meet her … Continue reading

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Save a flower

We had the wonderful experience of attending a Native American Pow Wow some weeks ago, in Bear Mountain (NY) and it was a fantastic day.  Weather was late 80’s Fahrenheit and the pow wow was full of colourful native indians … Continue reading

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School’s Out for Summer

One chapter closes – and several new starts.  Kids are wrapping up their school year with ceremonies, ranging from pre-K to 5th grade.  I can’t believe that they have full fledged graduation ceremony for pre-K, with hats, gowns, speeches etc. … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day

21 June 2015 – woken up by my wonderful family, who surprised me with full Irish breakfast.  I could smell the wonderful favour of seared pig, freshly brewed coffee and of course my wife’s fantastic homemade scones.  Well, I had … Continue reading

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