Make It Yours

Hi there. My name is Joseph Phelan. I’ve had this website since 2013. I was in college when I decided to purchase the domain Feelingjustswell. It’s for my grandpa, Daniel J. McKeever. He died in 2010 at the age of 90 shortly after my senior year of high school began. I cherished the time we had together, and I understand how lucky I was to have had him alive for so long. That’s the origin of the name of this website. He owned a shirt that said Feeling Just Swell. It’s now hanging in my bedroom. It’s a phrase my grandpa always said in response to any “How are you doing?” This website is just one more way I can keep his memory alive.

I cover local news at a daily newspaper called The Saratogian in beautiful Saratoga Springs, N.Y. It’s interesting to ask politicians questions, cover school board meetings and try to explain zoning issues. Every now and then, however, I interview a person or several people, and I get to share a more personable tale. Someone battling an illness, or experiencing space camp.

I want to continue to share their stories.

Click here to view feature stories I’ve written since December 2016.