Passion = Truth? How Jeffrey James Francis Ircink Sees The World? I love when people are passionate about something. That surging of emotion is the one honest measure of what truth is. It's a truthful display of how a person really feels about something or someone at that particular moment. That passion IS truth.

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Greendale, Wisconsin, United States
Ex-producer of THE REALLY FUNNY HORNY GOAT INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, playwright, actor, singer, outdoorsman, blogger, amateur photog, observer & bitcher, Beach Boys groupie, Brett Favre fanatic, lover of everything Celtic and forever a member in the Tribe of HAIR. Spent most of my life in the Village of Waterford, a small town just outside of the Milwaukee suburbs. After 12 years in North Hollywood, Bel Air and Culver City, Cali, I moved back to Wisconsin in September 2009. No regrets - of moving to LA OR moving back to WI. Have traveled to Belfast, Ireland, Dayton (OH), Manhattan, Seattle, Cedar Rapids, New York, Miami and Sydney, Australia with my plays. Moved back into the Village of Greendale where I was born. Life is good.


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

My replica Legion of Merit!

The Legion of Merit is a military decoration of the United States armed forces that is awarded for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements - combat or noncombat services.

I have awarded myself this replica medal for being bestowed the honor of "Nino" or "godfather" to my goddaughter, Gwyneth McCann Glover in June 2009. If being the godfather to a child and assisting her parents in raising the child in the Catholic religion (until she's old enough to make decisions for herself) isn't "meritorious", I don't know what else is.

Specifically, my medal is the Legionnaire Degree of the Legion of Merit.

The reverse of the medal has the motto taken from the Great Seal of the United States "ANNUIT COEPTIS" (He (God) Has Favored Our Undertakings) and the date "MDCCLXXXII" (1782), which is the date of America's first decoration, the Badge of Military Merit, now known as the Purple Heart.

Other recipients of the Legion of Merit include: David Niven, Audie Murphy, director George Stevens, Senator John McCain, and American astronomer Edwin Hubble. In peacetime, service should be in the nature of a special requirement or of an extremely difficult duty performed in an unprecedented and clearly exceptional manner. However, justification of the award may accrue by virtue of exceptionally meritorious service in a succession of important positions. As this medal is not awarded to non-military personnel, I will wear it proudly until a suitable non-military personnel medal shall be found.

Disclaimer: By wearing this medal, I by no means mock military personnel, living or deceased. I will not wear this medal in public - only family gatherings and around goddaughter.

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