Archive for December, 2015

It is Christmas …

Friday, December 25th, 2015

It is Christmas Day … One of my sisters birthday is today.  She is my Irish twin, born less than a year apart.  We don’t talk as often as I’d like, but I love her with all my heart.  We always celebrate her birthday Christmas Eve and her husband makes this amazing Chicken Cordon Blue. […]

It is 1 Day Until Christmas …

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

It is 1 Day until Christmas ~ There can be only One.  One day, one Best friend, one Highlander, one quarterback, one God, in life, and of life. I wrote yesterday about Situational Awareness – living in the moment, not just in our own small worlds, but the greater world too, both for safety, and […]

2 Great gifts to give for Christmas, that give back all year long:

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

2 Great gifts to give for Christmas, that give back all year long: The Lyrics of Irish Freedom by John O’Brien, Jr. Get your autographed copy at www.songsandstories.net

It is 2 Days Until Christmas …

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

It is 2 Days until Christmas … Come my friends, it is not too late to seek a better world. – Tennyson (Ulysses) Living in the moment isn’t hard to do ~ perhaps because it is so easy, and we are so busy, we often forget to do it. Being aware of our surroundings, our […]

It is 3 Days Until Christmas …

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

It is 3 Days until Christmas … Being Irish and being Catholic, three has a significant presence on my life.  A symbol of Ireland oft used is a shamrock, which has three leaves.  It is very prevalent in Ireland, but rare here, and considered lucky because of its rarity. The shamrock is not to be […]

It is 4 Days Until Christmas …

Monday, December 21st, 2015

It is 4 Days Until Christmas ~ Four Green Fields … Tommy Makem wrote more than 400 songs, the anthem, Four Green Fields, of course, as well as Gentle Annie, Winds of Morning, The Winds Are Singing Freedom and so many other iconic songs, songs that are sung where ever the Irish gather around the […]

It is 5 Days Until Christmas …

Sunday, December 20th, 2015

It is 5 Days Until Christmas ~ In the 12 Days of Christmas Song* 5 is the 5 Golden Rings, which symbolically refers to the first Five Books of the Old Testament, the “Pentateuch”, which gives the history of man’s fall from grace. Grace is a many splendored thing; falls can be too, whether we […]

It is 6 Days till Christmas …

Saturday, December 19th, 2015

It is 6 Days till Christmas … by John O’Brien, Jr. It is 6 Days until Christmas ~ 6 has many prominent places in society; the most prominent, of course, is that “On the sixth day, God created Man,” It was a good day for man! A few others that came easily to mind are […]

It is 7 Days Until Christmas …

Friday, December 18th, 2015

It is 7 Days until Christmas … ~ One Week meh peeps! Tick, tick TICK Musically, the Diatonic Scale has 7 notes. 1. Do. 2. Re. 3. Mi. 4. Fa. 5. So. 6. La 7. Ti.  Then it starts all over again, on a higher plane, with Do. The world was created in 7 days, […]

It is 8 Days Until Christmas …

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

It is 8 Days until Christmas … ~ The 8th day is a new week, a new beginning, the eighth day starts over the cycle, but is not held back by the past, it writes its own road.  Eight days after Jesus was born, his name was officially recorded. In a manger, in Bethlehem, the […]