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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 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 […]

What is R.A.?

Saturday, May 6th, 2006

R.A. is Rhuematoid Arthritis, a degenerative condition affecting the joints, caused by the body attacking its own machinery, in mistake. No one really knows why this happens but it is happening for millions across the world. We are fortunate to live in the U.S., where extensive medicines and continuing research are available/ongoing – I know, […]

Random Songs & Symphonies

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006

“Novels are not songs, they are symphonies – big, brawling, sprawling critters that leave room for characters to develop’ struggle, flail. and sometimes suceed” – J Sydney Jones (author of Time of the Wolf). Short stories, poetry, verse and prose, they all tell a story, but they don’t tell THE story, the symphony and the […]

Digital vs. Analog Hearing Aids

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006

What’s the difference? Analog is the basic model, pre-technology, really. It gives a lot of feedback and lacks real clarity of sounds, especially for someone hard of hearing, where the soft or high sounds are routinely missed. Digital is a computer, much more powerful, adaptive and able to capture many light, soft or high sounds. […]

My Favorite lines:

Monday, May 1st, 2006

Had I the heavens, embroidered cloths Enwrought with golden and silver lights The blue and the dim and the dark cloths of night And lights, and the half light I would spread the cloths under your feet. But I, being poor, have only my dreams. I have spread my dreams under your feet. Tread softly, […]

Is there a hotter hotbed of Irish Music in the States than Cleveland?

Monday, May 1st, 2006

Well, Cleveland’s got New Barleycorn, Brigid’s Cross, Brace Yourself Bridget, Kevin McCarthy and Morrison & McCarthy, Callahan & O’Connor, Pitch the Peat, Mossy Moran, Lisa Spicer, Wally Franz … who else am I forgetting? I think Francis Quinn has a group going now, but I am not sure. Tim Benson? Brendan Carr? Others? I get […]

How to get others to join and add to your blog?

Friday, March 10th, 2006

Looking for ideas, as this is all new. Any ideas would be welcome.John

Internet celebrates 15th Birthday

Monday, March 6th, 2006

Did you know that the internet celebrates its 15th Birthday this year? Despite Al Gore’s claim that he founded the Internet, it was actually founded by Tim Berbers-Lee, initially as a way to organize his own files, then expanded to organize and link all files, worldwide. Happy Birthday! John

My Favorite lines

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

Books show me places, people, things, ideas that I could never have imagined without them. How else would I know of the America, or the Ireland, of long ago? Know of my ancestors, what they struggled with, and how I became what I am, thru them and what they became, thru living?