Goodbye to our amazing Grace

You may not have known Grace McKevett, but she was my wife Trish’s first cousin. I said ‘was’ because when I came home from work last month to celebrate our 31st wedding anniversary, Trish’s ashen face told me that Grace had finally lost her battle with cancer. Grace was buried on Good Friday outside Dundalk. Unfortunately, I couldn’t be there because of work, but I … Continue reading Goodbye to our amazing Grace

My TV night with Ray and Emily

Well, my one shot at TV fame has come and gone. The studio lights have darkened and it’s back to reality at Teamwork.com. I had everyone’s attention for about five minutes and now it’s back to work. Ah well, you can’t have everything. Being on the Ray D’Arcy Show live was a terrific experience, although it’s funny the things that bother you. Emily Savage and … Continue reading My TV night with Ray and Emily

10 lessons I learned from living with facial disfigurement

I can’t live my life all over again, but if I could offer some advice to a younger Tom then there are 10 things I would say: You can’t change your disfigured face, but you can change your attitude. Don’t surrender to negative thoughts. The biggest enemy is yourself, not anyone else. Don’t find that out the hard way. Don’t stop yourself from meeting people, … Continue reading 10 lessons I learned from living with facial disfigurement

You’re never too old to learn

By now most of you know I work at Teamwork.com. I recently celebrated my third month there and the experience has been terrific. Really. I left the¬†Irish Examiner¬†because I wasn’t enjoying going to work every day. But there were other factors. One was because trekking in and out of work (I was doing shift work) had become a chore. I had to take two buses … Continue reading You’re never too old to learn