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At age 11 and fighting cancer, Wayne taught me how to live

Original version published in July 2013. Wayne died Dec, 2, 2010. Watching a child die should slap us in the face, provide some perspective as to what’s really important and how we should live our lives. That’s what my little … Continue reading

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I’m shaving my head again for St. Baldrick’s cancer research

I’m going bald again this spring, quite willingly. For the sixth consecutive March, I’ll join more than 400 others — men, women and children — at our local St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraiser for pediatric cancer research. Ten at a time, … Continue reading

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‘God bless Kyle’ and other moments from 2013

“Irish Investigations” has awakened my passion for writing and for telling stories that matter. Starting and feeding this blog has rekindled my spirit and my optimism. Along the way, I’ve met some people who are truly inspiring, and I’ve gotten … Continue reading

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