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Arthur James commented on Jeremiah Horrigan's blog post To my son Grady, and the man who delivered him to us
"` Jeremiah H.  ` I think this Place is a Quaker Meeting. People sit in Silence and No Quacks. ` Arthur Miller ( paraphrased ) wrote: ` The apple cant be stuck back on the Tree Of Knowledge . . . Once we begin to see, we are doomed and…"
Jan 5, 2014
Jeremiah Horrigan commented on Jeremiah Horrigan's blog post To my son Grady, and the man who delivered him to us
"Rosi: Sad to hear your assessment of the current state of home birthing. I've been out of that loop for some time now, altho I shuld add that Grady & his wife had their first two sons "naturally" in a hospital-based birthing home…"
Jan 5, 2014
Jeanne Sathre commented on Jeremiah Horrigan's blog post To my son Grady, and the man who delivered him to us
"Great story. Well told. A very good beginning for Grady."
Jan 5, 2014
Phyllis commented on Jeremiah Horrigan's blog post To my son Grady, and the man who delivered him to us
"I like how life sends us the people we need when we need them, Louie sounds fantastic. Thanks for keeping his memory alive."
Jan 5, 2014
Arthur James commented on Jeremiah Horrigan's blog post To my son Grady, and the man who delivered him to us
"` I was gonna mention... after the lollipop is gone Some woman commence to break your neck, and seem to try to strangle."
Jan 5, 2014
Arthur James commented on Jeremiah Horrigan's blog post To my son Grady, and the man who delivered him to us
"` Thanks... These love stories form us. Love weaves . . . It's Good to share. Love . . . It's sure pain too. I saw tears. I sorta re` visual tears now... I recently saw tears and tears always make me tear up. But, the sadness is deep ... I…"
Jan 5, 2014
Joan H commented on Jeremiah Horrigan's blog post To my son Grady, and the man who delivered him to us
"What a great story."
Jan 4, 2014
nerd cred commented on Jeremiah Horrigan's blog post To my son Grady, and the man who delivered him to us
"In 1972 I had to get a note from a Lamaze teacher to have my husband in the delivery room. At the beginning of that pregnancy, my doctor didn't much approve of drug-free births but by the end of it, patients had converted him. I contributed to…"
Jan 4, 2014
Rosigami commented on Jeremiah Horrigan's blog post To my son Grady, and the man who delivered him to us
"What a lovely story! I worked for a midwife on Long Island during the 90's, teaching childbirth classes to her clients. Even 20 years past your experiences, midwifery continued to be frowned upon and vilified.  The one I knew…"
Jan 4, 2014
Rodney Roe commented on Jeremiah Horrigan's blog post Unsuspected Symphony
"Art, I'm visualizing the bent wheeled walker Perambulated by the strange speech talker. voice of the universe and gentle soul, sometimes sliding in the gravel around the pot hole on the way to the Comfort Inn, Voice within, voice without a…"
Jan 1, 2014
Arthur James commented on Jeremiah Horrigan's blog post Unsuspected Symphony
"` Rodney Roe Thanks to You too. Caretakers. Land Tenders too. As I read I recall. I love 2nd reads. I go to the woods. Cyclops cat get fat. I'll share deer baloney. A Neighbor gave a hunk. I'll read more of Jeremiah. I love to sing about…"
Jan 1, 2014
Rodney Roe commented on Jeremiah Horrigan's blog post Unsuspected Symphony
"I lived next door for a few years to a woman in her 80s.  She was the daughter of a pharmacist who told her when she was a child, "Medicine is for other people.  Medicine can make you sick."  She claimed to have never even…"
Jan 1, 2014
Jeremiah Horrigan commented on JMac1949 Today's blog post With Respect: Art James, R. “Doc” Roe, Steel Breeze, D. McClain, & J. Horrigan
"JIM: Many thanks for including me in the company of these men. As almost everyone has said in one way or another, people did what they felt they had to do. I don't believe I belong in the company of men who had to face -- whether voluntarily or…"
Dec 30, 2013
Jeremiah Horrigan commented on Chicago Guy's blog post Watching Over Boston
"Touching and imaginative Roger.  Nicely done."
Apr 17, 2013
Jeremiah Horrigan commented on Jeremiah Horrigan's blog post Unsuspected Symphony
"To everyone who read & responded -- my apologies for being late in getting back to you. Jon: Thanks man. And yes, you're right about "Blowback."  Jeanne: You know what I'm talking about. It's stayed with you for 30…"
Apr 16, 2013
Arthur James commented on Jeremiah Horrigan's blog post Unsuspected Symphony
"` Gaud. Potent writing. I had a brother-in-law who always said: ` "It Doesn't get any better than this!" He said that after several martini's. He's a  internal auditor for Pain Weber. He Cooks CEO's books.…"
Apr 15, 2013

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The short version: Recovering Irish-Catholic, boomer edition. Life-long newspaper reporter, teller of other people's stories, more intent these days in telling my own stories. Refugee, Open Salon. Grateful for a port in the storm. Writing / conjuring / compiling several books.

The long version's still being written.

Lines from favorite bands / performers: "Daddy don't live in that New York City no more" # "(We got)college men from LSU / Went in dumb, come out dumb too" # "Accept your life and what it brings. I hope tomorrow you'll find better things." # "I been kicked by the wind / robbed by the sleet . . ." # "They givin' you a numbuh and takin' 'way your name" # "Number nine. . . number nine. . . "Hey now, hey now, don't dream it's over" # "Comin Tuesday, I feel better / Even my old man looks good" # "Oh, she may be weary . . ." # "You got the silver, you got the gold" # "As I was motorvatin' over the hill. . . " # "It's a wonder we can even feed ourselves." # "When I spring a leak, she sends me." # I will stop, I will stop at nothing / Say the right things when electioneering"

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To my son Grady, and the man who delivered him to us

Posted on January 4, 2014 at 3:24pm 10 Comments

I wrote this reminiscence a couple of years ago and have re-posted it -- and re-written it -- ​several times since. I wanted then, as I do now, to mark my son​ Grady​'s birthday, ​​a time he can't remember but one I'll never forget. He means more to me than even the most carefully chosen, most compulsively re-written words can say:…

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Unsuspected Symphony

Posted on April 10, 2013 at 9:00pm 9 Comments



No one goes to a hospital to heal. We go there for the same reason we take our cars to the repair shop – because we must. We’re in need of repair.

I found myself unwillingly wandering the dismal halls of the place I’ve come to call HospitalWorld nearly four years ago, when a one-hour colonoscopy turned into a four-day surgical sleepover.



My grandfather had warned me long ago against hospitals. "You don't want to go there, Jerry," he told me. "That's where…

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I wish no words

Posted on December 16, 2012 at 9:46am 8 Comments

I wish no words

No eloquence

No SCREAMING CAPITALS

No first-persons

No calls to action

No analysis

No petitions

No sad songs

No prayers

 

This is not the time for words

Let silence speak

The silence of death

Because there are no words

Late file

Posted on December 12, 2012 at 10:30pm 16 Comments

 

It was sometime in the fall of 1976, I’d guess, the day I stepped into an ornate elevator in Buffalo’s old federal court building. I was a cub reporter, roughly dispatched to report a story about which I knew next to nothing.

 

An older man wearing a tan trench coat got into the elevator behind me. I noticed his trench coat because I was wearing one too. Mine was…

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At 7:01am on November 22, 2012, Heidi Banerjee said…

Jeremiah,I have written a pm for you but can't send it.Can you find out why that is,or if you received it?

At 1:19am on November 20, 2012, Heidi Banerjee said…

Jeremiah,your comment in your bio have stirred me up in a way I had not expected.

 "Refugee, Open Salon. Grateful for a port in the storm. Writing / conjuring / compiling several books."

At age 4/5 months I was on an odyssee that took several months.

Please answer my request as I would like to send you a pm.

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