Archive for September, 2006

Dreams Came True!

Friday, September 29th, 2006

Dreams Came True For the past few months, I have been working on a new opportunity, researching and exploring the desire to start an Irish newspaper, focused on the state of Ohio and its surrounding areas and highlighting the pictures,  news, people and events of Irish America as it affects Ohioans.  Good friend and insightful […]

Have you smiled today? This will help

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

What part of QUIET didn’t you understand? Everyone needs to feel secure…… Couldn’t help it Ma, that first step is a killer.. Now what do I do??? It’s in there somewhere, I just know it!! I really need to get going, but I just can’t seem to get motivated….. Man…I’m getting so fat I can […]

New Poem – Gifted Tantalizing Tastes

Monday, September 25th, 2006

Gifted Tantalizing Tastes by John O’Brien, Jr. I see so much future, in tomorrow. New doors are opening and I am amazed by their breadth How they fit, just me. As if SOMEONE designed it just for me, and I am speechless (ok, not a good thing for a writer to be but…) The multi […]

New Poem – Broken Navigation

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

Broken Navigation by John O’Brien, Jr. We are not close, you and I Tho’ in reality, nothing could make us closer. Different views, different ways, different steel forged in wildly different trials: Immigrant, stowaway, self-made, closed door 1st generation, spilt-reality, decimated, alone in a crowded hall. Yet we each must make our own path and […]

Guest Blogging for Loaded For Blog

Thursday, September 21st, 2006

I am guesting blogger on LFB (Loaded for Blog) this week – hope you enjoy it…. This is called: Jesus Took the Wheel, One More Time This one was different. This athlete, a superstar, had turned the self-aggrandizing world of sports figures lost in their own posses, mansions and decadent lifestyles upside down, inside out, […]

Festifying/Testifying – @ Indy Irish Fest

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

Had another fun weekend, at the Indy Irish Fest, in Indianapolis, IN. Took off after work friday and drove 6 hours to my sisters house. Got in around 11:30, had a chat with 2 of my nephews, so fun to talk with them about what is going on with them – God they grow up […]

I Had Freedom

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006

I Had Freedom by John O’Brien, Jr. I ran so hard Iron in my eyes. Bursting thru I had freedom, for just a second then, then the world went black. Later, as I came to I wondered where I had been and what had I missed what had happened. And I will never know. Fog, […]

Oh MY!!

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

You are a South African bush pilot. You fly in some critical medical supplies, then stop to enjoy a quick lunch at the hospital.  It’s a stifling 100 degrees in the shade and you’re eager to get back up to the cool, high blue yonder but…. On the way back to your plane, you discover […]

Essence of My Dreams

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

Essence of My Dreams by John O’Brien, Jr. Deep within my soul I hear you calling. I reach, and only can grasp air. Novellas in your eyes forged through hardships tempered in the ecstasies of life – balancing, always balancing. An image so concrete, I can smell your skin, taste your lips, feel your touch […]

Festifying/Testifying – Our Culture in Pittsburgh

Monday, September 11th, 2006

What a weekend!  I spent Saturday and Sunday in Pittsburgh PA., at the 16th Annual Pittsburgh Irish Festival.  Invited to present on my book, Festival Legends: Songs & Stories, I also got to see some amazing performances. 6:00 a.m. start came way too early, especially for a Saturday, but my view was just awesome: on […]