Archive for the 'First Generation, The Book' Category

How Do You Celebrate St. Pat’s?

Sunday, March 13th, 2016

Editor’s Corner How do you celebrate? I start out with my family, and my extended loving family, the West Side Irish American Club, with the annual mass at St. Colman’s, whose gorgeous marble, and design, commissioned to Irish men in Dublin, I appreciate more and more each year; I may be daydreaming, but ghosts seep […]

“Got Irish History? Feed the Need”

Saturday, February 13th, 2016

Need a read? Feed the Need … The 2016 Lyrics of Irish Freedom: Notes of Turbulent Times Book Tour is about to begin, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day and the 100th Commemorations of the 1916 Easter Rising (Ireland’s American Revolution). Don’t Miss it. ‪#‎LyricsofIrishFreedom‬ ‪#‎LiveMoreLifeBeMoreIrish‬ Get your signed copy @ one of these […]

Happy New Year, and Happy Anniversary too!

Friday, January 1st, 2016

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year. I’d also like to add, Happy Anniversary – to all our Ohio Irish American News writers, advertisers, distributors and supporters – we are 9 years old; we are very blessed to know you, and to have your active support. We continue to learn, to grow and to get better, […]

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 15 Days Until Christmas …

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

It is 15 Days until Christmas … Two weeks from tomorrow!  Can you believe it has come so fast?  I was just being thankful for our service men and women, for the men and women in blue too, at the Greater Cleveland Peace Officer’s Memorial, it seems, right before Memorial Day. A glorious sun filled […]

It is 16 Days Until Christmas …

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

It is 16 Days until Christmas … Do something joyful. Sometimes my posts, in looking back, seem mournful – it is not meant to be. Each stands alone, yet patterns may suggest, and be absolutely wrong. I am blessed, and I know it, better off than most. I have seen the desolation of a missing […]

New Day LXXXIV: Happy Happy Easter

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

New Day LXXXIV: Happy Happy Easter I don’t want to write today. Therapeutic effects aside, I strive to lift, not whine. I am burned out physically, and mentally tired of giving so much of my energy, my strength, my day and my life to fighting this pain. I am in my 6th week of Orencia […]

New Day LXXXVII: No One Left to Speak for Me

Friday, March 27th, 2015

New Day LXXXVII: No One Left to Speak for Me “First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and […]

New Day LXXIV: The Last First Generation

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

New Day LXXIV: The Last First Generation America is still an immigrant nation – I read a lot about the Irish American experience, and see stark similarities between the Irish and other immigrant Italian, Croatian, Polish, Hispanic and other cultures. Faith based, family centric, pick yourself up by the bootstraps, make your way, then reach […]

New Day LXVI: You Are Not the Target

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

New Day LXVI: You Are Not the Target You are not the target – you may often feel so. Church is not for Saints, but for sinners. I go often, for I urgently want to be a better man, and alone I cannot stand the bent joints, back rusting through at the core. Even in […]