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Jason Alan Tecchio Chaunce Hayden Tez Angela Pompelli-Butler
I’m sitting in a coffee shop 3,135 miles from home and
thinking what to write for my year-end letter. It’s been 6
months since I packed my bags (correction: backpack) and
moved to Monaghan, Ireland. The journey has transformed
my life and continues to do so every single day. While I’m
alone, hungry and a wee wet, I know that there is no other
place I would rather be than in this country as it is here
where my little girl lives.
Many of you have followed my story either through the
pages of this magazine or social media. Since my arrival
to this small Gaelic village I’ve learned so much about myself
and the limits one can exceed when tested. Especially
when the foundation of that hunger and isolation centers
around the love for a child.
Life has not been easy for me in Ireland. Immigration laws
don’t allow me to make a living and the ancient somewhat
antiquated legal system is not single parent friendly to say
the least. A father who is not cohabiting with the mother
must crawl for every crumb of access with their child and be
grateful for each reluctantly granted morsel…and indeed, I
am. But more importantly, I’m grateful to be near my heart
and soul at this magical time of year.
That said, I have kept a keen eye on the growth of
Metropolis Nights and thanks to my staff the magazine has
managed to flourish in my absence… and for these dedicated
and passionate people who work so hard I am also
Finally, I must mention my gratitude to the loyal advertisers
of this publication, many whom are well aware of
my plight and have been nothing but supportive and kind.
For these remarkable business owners I continue to publish
this beautiful publication and bring to you the readers
a complimentary monthly escape from the worries of the
I won’t ramble on, but to say…. Merry Christmas and Happy
Holidays to each and every one of you.