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Goodbye Mother

Goodbye Mother

As many of you know, my mother passed away this past week. I wasn’t sure whether I was going to share this or not, but after getting several requests from friends and family, I figured I would.  Earlier this summer, when we thought we were […]

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Irish Mike’s Summer Reading List

Irish Mike’s Summer Reading List

This summer didn’t quite turn out to be what I was expecting. As many of you know, my mother had some severe health challenges (to put it lightly) and I ended up spending a lot more time in my hometown then I was initially hoping […]

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Proper Way to Fillet a Fish (on boat of course)

When the big boys and I went fishing last Friday (thanks dad), we caught well over 40 fish between the four of us. On the way back into port, the deck hands set up a couple of work stations and filleted like crazy…take a look […]

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The Sand Dollar

Boys and I in Westport WA thanks to Peepa (gramps) and we are going fishing! Got here a little early so decided to play in the water. Big boys played and I combed the beach. Always loved the sand dollar, probably because my mom loved […]

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Friday Reflections

Friday Reflections

What a week (and a half)! Thank you to all who have prayed and sent in their support and love to my family. I don’t know where to begin exactly so I will share a few things that were non medical related that brought me […]

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My Family in the 70’s – Meet the Fam

My mom is going through a lot right now. In fact, she needs a miracle. I believe in miracles. Let me introduce you to her, circa 1979 (ish). Meet my mom, dad, sister and a mini version of Irish Mike. Thank you for all of […]

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What Have you Done? – A Letter to Paula Deen

Monday, June 24, 2013 Dear Paula, What have you done? What do should we do now? You have been beloved for so many years by so many people! People all over this great country have fallen in love with your laugh, your personality, and your […]

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The War against Ronald

The War against Ronald

I am getting sick of everyone hating on Ronald.  It is bad enough that my NetFlix subscription is now overloaded with food documentaries, some good but most bad and almost every one of them, without fail, has mentioned the Golden Arches and their contribution to […]

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Happy Father’s Day – 2013

Happy Father’s Day – 2013

I suppose I should consider starting a whole blog that is devoted to fatherhood, especially these days.  The war on and for our kids is nothing short of an epidemic.  We are raising wimps, are ditching our parents, grandparents, and great grandparents’ ways of raising […]

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BELLEVUE – 5 Quick Stops in Downtown Bellevue

BELLEVUE – 5 Quick Stops in Downtown Bellevue

BELLEVUE – 5 Quick Stops in Downtown Bellevue Lets talk about downtown Bellevue for a moment shall we? Once home to only a handful of chain restaurants, mostly attached to the mall, is now loaded with many new and hip dining options. It appears we […]

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