So, I'm Researching Paul O'Niell
I am in awe. My best friend who got me a job at Patchogue's Fabric Warehouse became the wizard behind the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. And I did not know that fact until he died at 61. High school, 1975. I'm 16 yo. He got me the job. I was the child of a poor Irish family subject to the economic vagaries of modern-day life.
We used to crab on the docks of Patchogue, and eat good crab and lobster on Sunday, thanks to my Dad, who knew how to crab.
I think what I am trying to say is that there are measures of quality of life that we like to keep in the green and not in the red, knock wood.
...and my friend when we were pizza-faces... I love you, man.