Mary E. Adair
Welcome to the ezine, especially if this is your first
visit, you're in for a treat! We started our eleventh
year online thanks in large part to our webmaster Michael
Craner who first suggested we go to this venue when your
editor was at a standstill with real time publication of
Hobbies, Etc. Hobbies went to 42 of our USA states
including Hawaii and Alaska, and to six other countries
around the globe. Craner had been one of our authors and
we valued his advice. (Still do!) So here we are!
This month John I. Blair submitted his poetry with his
theme of "people." He then leads off with a tribute to
his father, "Clarence." It is touching and his dad's
unique qualities probably played a large part in helping
John have a "seeing" eye, observing things many of us
ignore, or simply never notice and around such, he weaves
his words. Other poems in his "people list" are: "Kinda
Linda," "Cypress Hearts," "Nail-Paring Moon," "Exotica,"
and one your editor can really relate to currently, "Hi,
I Can't Remember Your Name Either."
Bruce Clifford, a song writer and performer, sings a
few songs to us beginning with "Dot Com." "Notorious,"
"The Journey Home," "The Psychological Effects," "The
Very Best Part of You," and the musical question, "What's
Going On in Your Head" round out the list.
LC Van Savage ponders in her column "Consider This"
the hidden mystique of 'Mazes,Aisles And Visual
Leo C. Helmer observes the tradition of eating during
Lent so you don't break any rules in "Cookin' With Leo."
His "Great Jobs Chapter 16 - Job Advancements But Not
Good" gives a comical look at what could have turned out
quite seriously. Another article discusses "Corporate
Greed" making points you may want to add to your info
file. Then on to entertainment as he offers an update to
upcoming events for The Light Crust Doughboys.
Dave Francis touches on how to intrigue Search Engines
in "Dave's Here." Eric Shackle's Column tells about an
artist whose work borders on illusionist technique.
Thomas F. O'Neill ("Introspective") adds the tale of a
homeless man who is able to turn his life around with the
love of a good woman.
Mattie Lennon's column, "Irish Eyes" delves into the origin and progress of Gaelic athletic competitions that are coming to New York.
In "Thinking Out Loud," Gerard Meister reminds us that our youngsters are
not into learning to think, just to use pc's and other
Hard to realize that when this month is in the history
books, a fourth of our brand new year of 2008 will have
passed. We plan to make the time as productive as
possible and wish each of you a merry Shamrock Day, a
joyous Easter, and time to enjoy reading not just this
issue but some of the things from our past issues. You
can access previous work of any author by clicking their
byline, so we hope you will avail yourself of the
See you in April!
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