Archive for October, 2006

What’s a billion?

Friday, October 27th, 2006

The next time you hear a someone use the word billion in a casual manner, think about … A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but one advertising agency did a good job of putting that figure into some perspective in one of its releases. a.. A billion seconds ago it was 1959. b.. […]

punny funny punny

Thursday, October 26th, 2006

Puns 1. Two antennas met on a roof, fell in love and got married. The ceremony wasn’t much, but the reception was excellent. 2. A jumper cable walks into a bar. The bartender says, “I’ll serve you, but don’t start anything.” 3. Two peanuts walk into a bar and one was a salted. 4. A […]

Slap Gently

Sunday, October 22nd, 2006

Slap Gently by John O’Brien, Jr. Its late at nite and I hear your name. as a beam from the distant porch lite on a nite of no lite piercing, silent a whole orchestra of meaning in one little tiny distant lite tendrils of my response. Trick from sense to sense. Night vision goggles find […]

Wait! I have but yet begun to live.

Friday, October 20th, 2006

Teeter-Totter by John O’Brien, Jr. Born in the Burren joy, laughter, song and story A rich heritage steeped in lore hedge schools and seanchie. Centuries old rediscovered, relived, passed on. Then, stone tables barren resounding echoes of  barren acts of the stranger. Burying, endless burying children, hunger, hatred, hope before finally being waked in the […]

Legends featured in Irish Books & Media Christmas Catalog

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

The Bewk was selected by Irish Books and Media, who supply all the Irish Import stores across the U.S., to be in their Christmas Catalog. The book cover and a writeup are included.

Irish Music Magazine reviews Festival Legends; Songs & Stories

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

My new book, Festival Legends: Songs & Stories, is revewed by Nicky Rossitter in Irish Music Magazine this month (November 2006 Issue. Volume 13, No. 3). Out of Dublin, Ireland, Irish Music Magazine (IMM) is the bible of Irish music all around the world, giving histories, interviews and news mostly in Ireland, but also wherever […]

New Cloaks

Sunday, October 15th, 2006

New Cloaks by John O’Brien, Jr. A secret admirer sends you flowers Future lover I wonder, do you have ESP powers? For you overtake my mind, despite the fog and the murk Dreams become reality, subconsciously lurks Waiting for the day, thirsting for some hour The moment we first go beyond, bathe in hope’s shower […]

A Secret Friend

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

Icy Cold Yet even the site of you can be refreshing soothing, calming or can fire up my mind and leave me exhausted for sleep with no hope of finding it. You tantalize, long, golden brown or flip, black, turning back all light You can burn me, bubble over me as I poured over you […]