Back in the US..S..A….


band of brothers

                                           Oh, flew in from Dublin AerLingus
                                           Didn’t get to bed last night
                                           On the way the paper bag was on my knee
                                           Man I had a dreadful flight
                                           I’m back in the U.S.S.A.
                                           You don’t know how lucky you are boy
                                           Back in the U.S.S.A. (Yeah)

You just don’t realize how great the United States is until you spend time away.  Granted we have a lot of problems that must be addressed and sorted out, one of which lives on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C.

We came back early because the “Project Manager” and her builder thought it best we evacuate the premisses.  I agree,  the place is a bit cold (no heat), dusty and torn apart.


2015-01-28 15.51.432015-01-28 13.02.33“The Project Manager” is making a few changes…but the view just keeps getting better and better…

2014-12-30 20.04.00I keep telling myself that it will be worth all the aggravation and stress. That is, for me, dependent on the pool table fitting snugly into the stove heated “cave”

Oh, the “cave” you ask…I’ll get back to you on that sometime later.

There were some great highlights during my stay. The following are not necessarily in the order of importance, but could be….

Meeting Mr. Ciaran O’Sullivan.

2014-12-25 20.00.42Hanging out with my new best friend, the President of Ireland, at the Leopardstown Races.


Defy Logic

Posted on December 27, 2013

My Christmas swim was a bit stimulating…to say the least.

swimSpending time with family, friends and of course “the Project Manager”

2014-12-21 01.56.28One friend that I did not get to see was Mark O’Neill.  His painting “Band of Brothers” is the lead picture on this post.  He is a national treasure that the Irish Government is literally running out of the country.

Mark is considered one of the finest painters in Ireland and England.  He has clients all over Europe.  Visit his web site and I’m sure you will agree

Mark is a painter not an accountant, therefore he hired a certified tax person to handle his financial affairs.  The Irish Tax Ministry kept on sending him notices of payments due and he would just pass them on to his accountant.  She stole everything from him and many of her other clients.  When all  was catching up to her,  she just ended the charade by jumping off a bridge.  Mark’s money…long gone.

No matter to the Tax Department. They said “Mr. O’Neill that’s your problem you should have kept better track of her activities”. 

They will decide his faith next week and it is entirely possible he will spend time in jail and then the country will lose a great talent.

2013-03-19 17.35.242013-03-19 18.20.04I need to catch up on all the news on this side of the pond.  Though I got some via the internet, there was, I’m sure, a lot that I missed.  I know the Patriots lost but did Welker play and how did he do? Feel free to pass on news of politics (that includes both my liberal and conservative friends), sports, business and what ever you think I might be interested in. 

Thanks for reading and when you have a chance look into the following and  after you do, I’m sure your support will follow…

matt hcommunity…and, of course credits to the Beatles “Back in the USSR”

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One Response to Back in the US..S..A….

  1. Mark Southworth says:

    As for the pool table in the “cave”, remember the flood.

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