Category Archives: Stories

… to the moon, Alice

Yeah we all shine on, like the moon, and the stars and the sun….John Lennon

The other day an electrician was doing some work at my home in Milton and he noticed that I was wearing a beat up Newport Jazz hat. Some of you may know that I collect hats but this story is not about hats or Jackie Gleason’s “to the moon, Alice” it is about a success story that is exploding as I write this. 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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The “Madness” continues…

… it’s more than just basketball and…

I feel smarter already. Continue reading

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“Make it a good one!”

My sister in law is taking care of her mother for the next few weeks. She is 103 years old and when arriving at Ann and Tom’s house she said she was cold and would like a whiskey. Ann poured her a spot of Jameson and she said “Ah, come on…make it a good one.” Continue reading

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… when you’re having more than one.

I have this dear friend that I don’t see or talk to often enough, but when I do we just continue where we left off. He has a lot of friends and as he explains, “It requires a lot of work”. They must, like I do, truly appreciate his efforts. Continue reading

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Conversations with Tiberius Purcelli

Cat “sitting” Tiberius Purcelli and Brownie Continue reading

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Bunclody’s 2nd annual “long cock” competition

The last few weeks has seen a run on pharmacies selling male enhancement products, especially for “mega penis”, which sold out within hours of being set for sale. Continue reading

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The FBI knows if you have been good or bad

My daughter recently gave a speech at her Toast Masters group about her encounter with the FBI and while reading it (colleenmarycarney.com) it got me thinking about other episodes with our “finest”. Continue reading

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The Massachusetts Lottery…a sure bet in Cambridge!

    Will Ben Mezrich’s next book be called “Bringing Down the Mass Lottery? Well those MIT geeks are at it again.  The Boston Globe reported that “a handful of betting clubs had essentially taken over the Massachusetts Lottery game … Continue reading

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Grand Cayman and a “180” to Miami’s South Beach

Miami’s South Beach demands that you participate  in its culture, music, art, food and people.  Grand Cayman, on the other hand, allows you a certain freedom to choose your own comfort level. With a cigar and margarita in hand, I … Continue reading

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