Tuesday, July 24, 2012

This past weekend my family and I headed out to NYC for a few days. It was an awesome time and I wish we didn't have to leave.  We did everything normal tourists would do..went to the Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building, wandered through Time Square, tried all the food imaginable and caught a Mets vs Dodgers game..even though I am a Sox fan it is always neat to head to another teams ball park and catch a game.  We stayed at a few close family members houses while we were down there and they couldn't have provided us with better hospitality..it is always nice when you can catch up with close relatives you haven't seen in awhile!  Besides the trip not much going on here..new work week ahead and I hope everyone is powering through it!


Friday, July 13, 2012

TGIF..thank god it is Friday! Had not only a great day at work today but a great week at work.  Happy it is now the weekend and I get to spend some time with family and friends.  Heading out to a neighbors camp this weekend for some boating and BBQ'n..can't wait! Other than that not much else going on this weekend. Hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable weekend! Since it is summer, here is a quick little informative article about swimmer's ear!



Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A recent article on how developmental delay should not exclude or prevent children who are deaf from having cochlear implantation:



Hi Everyone,

Great day out today and it is Wednesday so we are half way to the weekend! Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the nice summer weather.  Here is a link to a quick article on 5 Ways to Protect your Hearing: 

Hope you all enjoy and can take a few tips away from this article to protect your hearing!


Monday, July 9, 2012

Great article from Yahoo Sports on Olympic Diver Chris Colwill who was born with 60% hearing loss:


Here is a nice article from NBC Sports on Viking's RB Derrick Coleman who is short of hearing:


Its Monday..time to get back in gear and get the week rolling.  Had a great weekend..weather was nice and hung out with the family which is always a good time.  I did a lot of yard work and also planted a new garden.  On both Saturday and Sunday I went for long runs and they were awesome, the weather was great.  The Sox had a four gamer series with the hated Yanks over the weekend and ended up going 1-3 which is never good in any series but against New York it always hurts a little bit more.  I am excited to watch the home run derby tonight and tomorrow night is the all star game.  Kind of sad but not surprised the Red Sox only have one player representing the team in this years all star game and that is David Ortiz who will DH for the American League squad.  In other Beantown sports new, the highly loved and 3 point specialist Ray Allen signed a 2 year/6.3 million dollar contract with the Miami Heat.  I have been a Celtics fan for many years now and this decision is very bittersweet.  Ray has always been a class act in the league and I understand his reasoning to go to the Heat..to win, but at the same time it does hurt that is where he chose to go.  It is almost reminiscent of when Damon signed a deal with the Yanks.  All in all, Ray is a great player and I wish him all the best down in South Beach.  With that being said..enjoy the day and be safe!


Friday, July 6, 2012


 The weather has been beautiful so far this summer and what better time to get back in shape or continue on in your healthy lifestyle journey then now.  Here is a link to Men'sFitness with the Top Summer Workout Songs of July to power you through your workout today and right into the weekend.   TGIF..hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable weekend!


Thursday, July 5, 2012

4th of July

I hope everyone had a safe and fun 4th of July, too bad it had to fall on a Wednesday this year.  I had a great time with family and friends out on the lake all day.  A lot of tubing and jet skiing on the water..it was awesome.  I learned a new game that the kids were playing called Kan Jam, it took a few tries to get used to but after awhile it was a blast.  A friend of ours put on a great fireworks display and I made sure to mention some of the safety tips from the article I posted a few days ago.  Below is a pic of a few of our friends jumping off a rope swing into the lake yesterday, what a thrill that was!

Enjoy the day,

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Firework Safety

With the 4th of July just a day away now, we all have one thing on our minds..FIREWORKS! Here is a link to an article with various tips on how to ensure that your family has a safe and enjoyable Independence Day celebration watching or putting on your own fireworks spectacle.


Monday, July 2, 2012


Hi Everybody,

My name is John O'Connor and this is my new blog.  Since I am new to the blogging world, this here is my first post ever.  So to get the ball rolling, here are a few things about myself:

-I am a father, husband and lover of sports and the outdoors.

-I am extremely passionate about healthy aging, living a healthy lifestyle, helping others and spreading awareness in terms of hearing loss, causes and prevention.

-I am a huge Boston Red Sox and Celtics fan!

-I have a loving wife and son and it is a dream come true to watch our family grow each day.

Thanks for the visit,