Category Archives: Family

Dancing with pigeons

I have been at the “beach” and those that follow my blog know that my accommodations are somewhat primitive. There is no electricity, running water, internet, TV and limited cell phone use here. It is a place that after 3 or 4 days you are about to lose it and it is time to return to civilization…where I am now. Continue reading

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Personal Museums

I am honored to have a man that is a great… person, husband, father, grand father, teacher, coach (Hall of Fame), story teller and a “fb” friend as the guest writer of my 200th blog posting. Continue reading

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Santa and the fireplace

Our across the street neighbors visited us last night. They have two children, an eight year old red headed girl and a four year old boy. The four year old first words, when he was about two, were “Dan”…then it became “Hi Dan”…now it’s “what are you doing, Continue reading

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will yew …

On the 7th of November 2015, under the 600 + year old yew trees at Huntington Castle, Ciaran O’ asked my daughter Colleen  to marry him. The night before, after a late dinner, he asked me if a game of … Continue reading

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“The time has come” the walrus said “to talk of many things…”

i brought you daisies-just to say hello-or maybe it was more-i brought you roses and daffodils too-you cried as tears dripped softly-muted words were defining-while the daisies were placed gently in a vase-the roses and daffodils set aside-i brought you daisies just to say hello- Continue reading

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Chairman of the Board would be nice…

OK…so now I own HubSpot and oh ya…now my daughter works for me.

You ask what is a HubSpot…well it is an “inbound marketing” company that just went public and I’m the public. My company now has a market value of $759,000,000.00. Continue reading

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Arthur celebrates the 4th of July

I am at the “beach” and Hurricane Arthur is sailing past Nantucket at about 90 MPH. The road out of here is flooded and I’m not going anywhere with my car. Certain areas of Dartmouth, New Bedford and Fairhaven have already gotten about a foot of rain and it keeps coming. The wind has extinguished the pilot on my refrigerator and the beer is getting warm. Continue reading

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Ya feckin eejit its smee…

In my last blog I wrote about Alan Deering and called him a “pissa”, which, in Boston slang, is good.

It also got me thinking about American and Irish slang words and phrases. For example the word fuck can be used in many contradictory ways. Go fuck yourself versus fucking brilliant…quite opposite meanings. Continue reading

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…and the cow’s name was…

I get a report from HubSpot ( www.hubspot.com/) every day on how people discovered my blog and driftwood art site (www.driftwoodartdesigns.com) and what key words directed them to find the sites. Last week I got this one along with about 50 others. Continue reading

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Back in the US..S..A….

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, Continue reading

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