Love is still in the air 31 years later

  Today Trish and I celebrate 31 years of marriage. It’s a good time to celebrate an enduring marriage, our love for one another, and so many wonderful blessings. Words can’t quite convey how much I love her, but I’ll make the attempt anyway. We may may have known each other for just 38 days before I proposed, and married 10 months after our first … Continue reading Love is still in the air 31 years later

Why I’m voting Yes for my gay son’s future

Homosexuals didn’t exist when I was growing up. I never knowingly met one, never really thought about them until I came across the story of Oscar Wilde. To say I was shocked was putting it mildly: I simply couldn’t comprehend two men having sex with one another. And lesbians? Well, you could have knocked me down with a feather. As I grew older I noticed … Continue reading Why I’m voting Yes for my gay son’s future

My son died 25 years ago today

Today is the toughest day of the year, made especially so as this is the 25th anniversary of our son Alan’s death on December 23, 1989. He never got to know his granddad, Paddy McKeown, whose anniversary occurred on December 8. But his other grandfather, whose seventh anniversary falls on January 1, knew Alan like he was his own son. Yeah, Pat Hickey loved the … Continue reading My son died 25 years ago today