Happy Birthday, Mr. Hayes

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“Yesterday would have been the 90th birthday of a man who had a profound influence on the lives & careers of thousands of writers, including me. Prof. Jim Hayes died last year, having lived a long, rich life…..but so many of us were crushed when having to come to terms with a world stripped of a mentor, and a legend.
Once again, a serenade for that inimitable Irish heart of gold which lives on in everyone that knew you.” – Tom Kinsolving, via “We Love Jim Hayes” Facebook Group

Danny Boy by Eva Cassidy

The Da’s 90th Birthday

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“Today would have been The Da’s 90th birthday. This is from our 2005 trip to Ireland for his 80th birthday with my brother Pat. Please raise a glass to his life well-lived today … and consider the Czech Proverb. ‘A fine beer may be judged with only one sip, but it’s better to be thoroughly sure.'” – Dayle Hayes, via “We Love Jim Hayes” Facebook Group


Pubic Art Project

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Here’s an unintentional funny from one of our local rags, which I know would make Jim Hayes chuckle…


Jim’s Bench – June 10, 2015

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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain


Newspaper celebrates MLB’s first amphibious pitcher

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Nailed it.

Look, everyone is excited about Pat Venditte. But we can’t be too busy to fact-check things like “the word for someone who can use both hands equally well.”FavoriteHeadlineYet another milestone that MLB has achieved. Next barrier to fall: baseball’s first avian pitcher. BIRD PITCHERS NOW.

Ambidextrous, everyone. It’s not just a river in Egypt.