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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, […]

The Young Man I Met Last Night
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The Young Man I Met Last Night

The band was still finding its footing, having just placed their drinks down and positioned themselves at or picked up their instruments moments earlier, but you had gone from zero to 60 with the first note. You bounced along to “I Am A Runner” with more spring than I have […]

Not In Any Hurry For Anything Tonight
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Not In Any Hurry For Anything Tonight

She should’ve been in her bed 30 minutes ago. Instead, she’s lying with me atop of mine, beneath a spinning fan pushing unseasonable cool air around the room. She’s chuckling, flopping around from side to side, getting out the evening goofs. Her teal hair are windshield wipers in front of […]

The Importance of Adult Male Friendships and Saying I Love You IRL To Battle Depression
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The Importance of Adult Male Friendships and Saying I Love You IRL To Battle Depression

“Even though we may be surrounded by loved ones, kids and spouses, and chat and tweet with buddies whose little faces pop up on our phone 24/7, it is imperative, for me at least, to hug my friends, to see their smiles light up a room in person, and to […]

Christmas In July
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Christmas In July

A couple nights ago, after I’d gone to bed, the Bear admitted to her mom, as they chilled out by candlelight on the new sofa we bought on a whim earlier in the week, that she knows Santa Claus isn’t a real dude. Boom. It’s over. She knows that no […]

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