Archive for October, 2011

Our own Sean Lackey follows his dream to make film ‘The Yank’ after best friend’s death, By Plain Dealer reporter Chuck Yarborough

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Sean Lackey’s resolve was born on Nov. 7, 2010, the day his best friend died. Lackey and Terry McChrystal met as freshmen at Cleveland’s St. Ignatius High School, courtesy of the alphabet and a seating chart. Their friendship grew through four years as Wildcats, then four more as roomies at the University of Dayton. McChrystal […]

Final Proof

Friday, October 28th, 2011

A year ~ it has been one year since I decided to publish a book of my own poetry. Today I signed off on the final proof. First Generation will be out in seven days. Poetry is a funny thing, some love it, most don’t care, and rare is the person who actually hates it. […]

Why does poetry touch so few, yet touches them so deeply?

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Everyone knows of poetry. They know they like it, or don’t. Understand it, or don’t. Most don’t find it a part of their life and don’t miss that. I find the turn of phrase, the said just so, hooks me, eternally. Concise panoramas. I hate the limits placed on rhyming poetry, but understand the creativity […]

And then there were two

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

1. Festival Legends: Songs & Stories ~ the People Who Made the Music That Defined a People was my first published book,in May, 2006. It is a biographical look at Irish music legends Tommy Makem, Danny Doyle, Johnny McEvoy, Liam Clancy, Tom Sweeney, Batt Burns, New Barleycorn and other significant figures who had such dramatic […]

In the beginning

Monday, October 24th, 2011

I am 1st generation. My father is from Atteagh Mills, outside Athlone, in the Co. Roscommon. He emigrated to Montreal in 1951; he was not the oldest son. There he met my mom, then came to Cleveland in 1963. Like most, life has shaped me, changed me from what I was, to … I have […]