IRIS Sports Archive – Week Two

Originally posted 8/17/11... Here’s your IRIS Sports week-two-water-cooler talk… 1) American Cinderella story in the Golf world. Keegan Bradley, 25, won the PGA Golf Championship at the Atlanta Athletic Club last Sunday. He edged out fellow American Jason Dufner – and by edged out, I mean they tied and then played 3 extra tiebreaker holes.…

IRIS Sports Archive – First Post!

Originally posted 8/9/11… Let’s face it, most guys are measuring loyalties and memorizing team stats by the age of five. I grew up playing sports, I have three older brothers, and I was a complete tomboy. Yet I still have no desire to know what David Ortiz’s batting average is or the QB rating for…

Dianne Marie

November 12th marked two years since my Mom lost her battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Ultimately pancreatic cancer took her life but I blame Alzheimer’s for stealing her ability to communicate what surely must have been pain. Dianne – the mother of five, Boston native, sports fan, green bean lover – was gone long before she…

Dinner with Meghan

Originally Posted 11-25-11… I just had dinner with a friend I met on an airplane 3 & 1/2 years ago. We were both returning to Raleigh from NYC. Bad weather kept us on the tarmac for hours before taking off. Naturally we exchanged our lives’ stories within the first 45 minutes. She was a kind,…

Comedy for Me

Originally Posted 12-1-10… It never occurred to me that you could actually study comedy. Correction: It never occurred to me that I could actually study comedy. I was raised in a household where you grew up to be an accountant or an IBM’er, not an artist and certainly not a comedian (although with five kids…