Happy Birthday, Jack! Celebrating 75

May 11, 2020

Today my father, Jack McAuliffe, is 75 years old! Jack was born in Caracas, Venezuela because his father, John McAuliffe, was working in South America to crack codes for the FBI during WWII. FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover sent a letter of congratulations to the McAuliffes on the occasion of Jack’s birth. It was an […]

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The Corona Virus Chronicles…Continued

April 11, 2020

We are a month or so into our COVID-19 quarantine, and other than running to the grocery, the liquor store, and getting the occasional take-out, living life at home alone is my new norm. This blog has always been my writing outlet–an occasional letter to the world–mostly about my beer travels and things related to […]

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Life on Lockdown–The Corona Virus Chronicles

March 23, 2020

Well, we are now living in interesting times, as Ohio and much of the country is on Stay at Home orders while COVID-19 runs through our communities. St. Patrick’s Day came and went without the usual celebrations as people were ordered not to gather, but to practice social distancing instead. This is a tough time […]

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The View in Early 2020

January 10, 2020

After all the excitement over Jack’s installation in the Smithsonian at the end of 2019, I found the idea of writing a blog post to top all that pretty impossible. I had a quiet holiday season, overall; happy to see my Mom and kids, still feeling the usual blues just under the surface. But now […]

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