A great email in broken English….

If any of you have gone through the public photos on my site, you may have stumbled across the pictures of the World's Best Chicken, a little roasted chicken place in Castelvolturno, Italy (near Naples). Well today, I got an email from Giuseppe (Peppe) who owns the restaurant that had just a few words in broken English: "Hallo Mike, I have see photo my pizzeria, are beautyfull. Many tank. If you want you can see my site in the web. The andress is: www.ristopizzadomizia.it" I had many great Read more [...]

We aren’t all so lucky….

OK, maybe being first generation Irish American makes me think today is my day, or at least more so than all you wannabes ;) So anyway, just about every other day of the year I display an American flag and a US Navy flag on the front of my house. But on this one special day, I break out my 'heritage flags,' the flag of Ireland and a Green and Red County flag for Mayo, the county of my Mum's birth. Well last year I had shared a picture of the Green and Red flying at my house with Mike Baynes Read more [...]

I’m going to be the Devil’s (2) Best Man….

It's true, but not exactly what you think. I have two friends I met through the Navy that I have known for years. The three of us, me, Mike G, and Dave, are more commonly referred to as 'The Devil', 'Splash', and 'The Devil(2)'. Me, Mike, and Dave at LobsterFest in 2005. Splash nicknamed himself. Being the only black man that puts up with our antics and still hangs out with us anyway, he dubbed himself our 'Splash of color' and it stuck. Dave nicknamed me the Devil because whenever we hang Read more [...]