Jack Sheedy is the author of the memoir Sting of the Heat Bug (2012), a collection of essays titled Magical Acts in Two Suitcases (2020) and a poetry chapbook titled The Wanting Place (2021). He is the award-winning playwright of Guardrail Nikes (2000) and Moratorium (2020), and an award-winning journalist for The Catholic Transcript and other publications. www.jacksheedy.com
Magical Acts in Two Suitcases
Spanning over three decades, these deeply felt personal essays sprinkle humor and pathos in equal measure on such topics as heroism, aging, racism, family life, the romance of fishing and baseball, grieving, guilt, personal redemption, preserving memories – and most of all, magic: the magical acts of everyday living that we perform for each other.