“Irish Investigations” primarily is about people who have left an impression on me — people whose stories should not be lost.

I might write about someone I knew years ago and lost track of, or someone I just met the other day. Or someone whom I’ve known long enough to have a good handle on what makes them tick.

On occasion, I’ll write about a chance encounter, an idea, a place, a revelation — whatever happens to fire the synapses on a given day. As a longtime distance runner, I’ll sometimes write about running and runners. They’re the healthiest people I know, in every sense of the word.

Learning and discovering things is how I feel alive and stay alive. A sense of wonder and curiosity need not be forsaken just because we’ve outlasted childhood.

— Jim McKeever



26 Responses to About

  1. echo says:

    Love your blog — thanks for following mine! I look forward to reading your future posts!


  2. AnnaLinnehan says:

    Great blog! Thank you for liking “Another Way of Life!” Not sure if you got the chance to check out my most recent post about my friend, Brandye. She is one of 32 people, (myself included) who just filmed a “Reality Show” showing how to live “Another Way Of Life!” If you didn’t you can check it out the first episode just released HERE:http://annalinnehan.com/2013/08/09/meet-my-friend-brandye-dague/

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  3. markbialczak says:

    I’ve nominated you for another award, Jim. It’s a new award that just started making the rounds. I think I was in the first batch to receive The Inventive Blogger Award tonight from its originator. Now you are deservedly in the second batch.

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  5. Jim McKeever says:

    Thank you very much for that, lundygirl!


  6. ermigal says:

    Hello, Jim! Mark suggested I check out your blog–wonderful, thought-provoking musings. I wonder if you’re a part of the DWC? Your name is familiar to me. Anyway, great stuff, and I look forward to future posts from you. đŸ™‚

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  8. LAMarcom says:

    Outstanding Blog.

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  9. Jim I love your writing space, for me and this life it is all about the people we meet, the ones that inspire us or help us to think differently in this short life. Look forward to reading more. Kath.

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  10. Jim McKeever says:

    Thank you, Kath, and I very much agree with you. Paraphrasing Mary Oliver: tell me, what is it you intend to do with your one wild and precious life?


  11. cat9984 says:

    I have nominated you for the Premio Dardos Award. If you are interested, you can find the information on my latest post at https://cat9984.wordpress.com.


  12. markbialczak says:

    Hey Jimbo, Time for more followers. You’re up for the Pierdo Dardos Award, for Artistic Creatitvity in writing. How true that is. After a year of ignoring awards, I was moved to take this one and spread the love. Tag. You deserve it.


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  13. ermigal says:

    Hi Jim, this reply is exactly one year late! DWC is the Downtown Writers Center at the YMCA. Writing classes in Creative Nonfiction, Fiction and Poetry. Great place!


  14. Angie Mc says:

    Glad to connect with you via Mark Bialczak, Jim! I’ve been running for about a year now and my family and I will throw a big St. Patrick’s day bash on March 7. I look forward to reading more from you. Cheers!


  15. amommasview says:

    What a great idea. Happy to follow your blog. It sounds and looks great. Will check it out further…


  16. markbialczak says:

    Here’s a tester for you, Jim. The 10-line love poem challenge. Have fun. http://wp.me/p3dLY1-2J0


  17. markbialczak says:

    Hey my friend Jim, I hope you like that I tagged you in the Love-Hate Challenge. I spilled. You may, too. http://markbialczak.com/2015/06/03/love-hate-challenge-from-my-heart/ — Mark


  18. Jim McKeever says:

    Ah, thank you sir … I might have to pass this time. We have additional good company for the next 3 weeks, from the state of Michigan! (Don’t tell my fellow Buckeyes!) MG’s gallery show opening is Saturday, after Paige’s Butterfly Run where I’ll be calling out times at the 2-mile mark. On the heels of four days in Vermont, I’m having a hard time keeping up with reading, much less writing!


  19. markbialczak says:

    Jimbo. An easy challenge, I found, and I had fun. It’s the Would You Rather Book Tag. If you’d like …



  20. Thank you for putting The Frog Ocean in your Posts I like! I have just been visiting with you and noticed it! HA! You are just the best!


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