Archive for March2015

We Hate Shopping – Honoring Brian at 50

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This is the countdown to March 17, and a happy 50th to my brother, Brian, the best brother anyone could ever want in the whole world.  By the way, I am writing these for the most part back-to-back.  If you see me hoisting a Guinness or a Crown in his honor, yes, I’m aware these […]

The First of Many Hahns – Honoring My Brother at 50

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This is the countdown to March 17, and a happy 50th to my brother, Brian, the best brother anyone could ever want in the whole world. Hoisting one of many Guinness in your name, Brian Patrick. I mentioned the realistic experiences we had playing firefighter, but when I say that Brian and I were raised […]

Limited Career Choices – My Brother’s 50th

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This is the countdown to March 17, and a happy 50th to my brother, Brian, the best brother anyone could ever want in the whole world. We’re going to talk about our early career training.  Yes, Brian and I used to pretend we were firefighters.  In fact, we still pretend we are firefighters, but at […]

Bikes We Have Known – In Honor of My Brother’s 50th

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Yesterday I announced the countdown to March 17, and a happy 50th to my brother, Brian, the best brother anyone could ever want in the whole world.  Note: It’s the theme.  Today we will talk about bikes. Since Brian and I were roughly the same age (1 year and 3 days) apart, everything we did […]

My Irish Twin – Countdown to March 17th and 50 Years

This is a story borne of desperation. Last year, for my 50th birthday, my brother Brian (who is exactly one year and three days younger than me) lit me up on Facebook with great pictures of the two of us as children. The sentiment was real, it was touching, and it was unbeatable.  And I […]

Consider Diversity

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I happened to read Chief Matt Tobia’s piece on racism in the American fire service the other day (and you can read it here at FirefighterNation.com). The United States has a long and embarrassing history of discrimination.  This is not to say other nations have not, but given that the United States of America was […]

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