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Editor's Corner

By Mary E. Adair

May 2007

Once again we herald May, the month of your editor's birth, her mother's, her dear Leo and also his daughter, several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Ah, a busy month indeed.

Trips are on the schedule, (on a personal note, have been waiting for the Dr's office to return my call about scheduling my gall bladder's imminent exit from my personal premises, but it obviously isn't as important to them as they originally indicated,) reports are out of the way, school will soon be out, swimming pools will be filled with water and people, and picnics will be the order of the day.

Hearts are lifting, humor is spontaneous, politicians are running around like chickens. (Let us hope they don't meet the same fate as those in your editor's grandmother's verse, "Working at Armour's." Based on her true experience, which didn't last overly long because she wept her way through it, the poem is the only levity about her ordeal.)

Bruce Clifford sings his love songs and laments for us with "Caramel Eyes," "On A Lark," "Playing Tricks," "Take Two," "The First Stone," and "What Brought Us To Here." John I. Blair welcomed his wife, the poet Clara home just recently, and with his hands full, still remembered to send in some clever poetry. "What Have We Done?" "Why?" "Wind," "Woo Hoo," "Window Blinds," and "Zhivago's," are presented in a variety of poetic form, visually pleasing as well as esthetically.

We welcome Lady Rose, the daughter of one of our long time authors, Mark Crocker. Mark tells us he was genuinely touched by her words. This issue we show "A Window That Will Never Close," and hope to hear more from her in the future.

In the articles, LC Van Savage tweaks your curiosity with "The Beings Beneath Your Floor." Leo C. Helmer adds another chapter of his "Great Jobs," with "Mom Made Me Quit A Lot of Good Jobs." One has to sympathize with his usually calm mother on this one.

LC Van Savage also heads up the list of columnists in "Consider This," and Leo C. Helmer gets fancy with his meal making in "Cookin' With Leo." David Francis does some pondering and experimenting and learns some valuable new skills in "Dave's Here." In his column "Introspective," Thomas O'Neill gives us some interesting facts about sea life, woven into a poignant tale.

Mattie Lennon's humor is popping out like the buds on the trees as he regales us with a money making scheme ala Lennon. Cast your eyes on "Irish Eyes."

Gerard Meister, in a timely piece, offers his viewpoint about the recent Virginia Tech tragedy. It is one that will be the benchmark for a long time to come.

Eric Shackle, whose multi-national eBook Life Begins at 80 has reached people all over the world, brings us a report on a 79 year old Englishman who has become one of the most viewed "YouTubers" ever with almost five million fans. The links Shackle provides are always worth clicking, too.

We hope that you will take your time and read the entire issue. We knock ourselves out finding what we think will keep you entertained. Have to admit, we enjoy every minute of it!

See you next month!


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Name: Melinda Cohenour Email: mecohenour@aol.com
Comment: Great issue! Enjoyed it immensely, as usual -- although the poem by Grandmother is one of my least favorite -- humorous, but GRISLY! M

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