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There is no crying in baseball

I was raised with my mother’s family, the O’Briens, an Irish Catholic brood in the era of the Kennedys. Like many Irish Catholic families, the Kennedys were demi-gods to us. I’m not sure whether we strove to emulate them or … Continue reading

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Old Habits

Today is Ash Wednesday and I got my ashes. ┬áNow, I’m a lapsed Catholic, although I much prefer the old Irish term – fallen away Catholic. (I always picture climbing up the Catholic ladder to heaven, slipping and falling down … Continue reading

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