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Laughing Our Way Into The Teen Years
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Laughing Our Way Into The Teen Years

“So you’re telling me, that if you saw Adolf Hilter walking down the street, you wouldn’t kill him?” “Well that’s not what I was saying. But sure, let’s talk about this…entirely new topic”. My fourteen year old daughter has had a quick wit that belied her age since I was […]

Mirjana’s Story
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Mirjana’s Story

Bosnia & Herzegovina sure does seem like a lovely place. There’s all that medieval stone, more than a smattering of terracotta roof, and copious amounts of undulating green and blue. Nature, yo. Yeah, I’ve been gettin’ my Google Image search on. For as lovely as Bosnia & Herzegovina seems to […]

Be Happy It Happened At All
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Be Happy It Happened At All

Wise words from an unreal doctor are no less relevant in adulthood and in a foreign city and at 5:48am. Be happy it happened at all, not sad it is over. Or something in that vein. But try selling that platitude to a boy who has seen his favorite kind […]

The Old Trafford Steward in Section N2403
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The Old Trafford Steward in Section N2403

Being inside an empty football stadium gives me the tingling. It’s not quite a fetish but it is undeniably a thing for me. I’ve stopped questioning it, I simply reveal in the sensation of coming out of a tunnel to see the lush green pitch and the brightly colored seats […]

The Teen’s Very Good Night and Day and Night on Broadway
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The Teen’s Very Good Night and Day and Night on Broadway

That first night was pretty special. The Mrs. and the teen thought we were starting our time in New York City at a hockey game in Brooklyn. I sold it so very well. It was a Tony Award worthy performance. Come From Away is set in Newfoundland and, as you […]

My kingdom for a sausage roll! (or trying to get a halftime bite to eat at St. Mary’s)
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My kingdom for a sausage roll! (or trying to get a halftime bite to eat at St. Mary’s)

I won’t tell you that no one at all leaves their seat for 45 minutes straight but the amount of up and down is dramatically less than the average American sport. After all, one cannot properly join the chorus of Oriol Romeu’s terrace song from in front of a stainless […]

12 Days of Eric Cantona (or the price paid for hearing your own voice in a crowd of 80,000 on a frigid night in Manchester)
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12 Days of Eric Cantona (or the price paid for hearing your own voice in a crowd of 80,000 on a frigid night in Manchester)

There may have been a few dreams conjured inside the theater of Old Trafford on this pre-Christmas night but those would’ve been of the dancing sugarplum variety courtesy of a middle management approach to football played by the home side, ushering supporters into an earlier long winter’s slumber. Those who […]

The Decision To Stay Put For A Perfect Ireland Holiday — A Travel Story of Righting A Wrong With Girls and Dogs
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The Decision To Stay Put For A Perfect Ireland Holiday — A Travel Story of Righting A Wrong With Girls and Dogs

This was, to put it both bluntly and succinctly, designed specifically to right a wrong. That the Meelick House, an elegantly rustic stone coach rental home set on a rural patch of electric green in County Clare, came to represent such…let’s call it a kind of cognitive dissonance in our lives, […]

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