Mary E. Adair
Labor Day was a beautiful clear day in our area of
Texas, but one could feel quite guilty enjoying it with
the danger lurking to the Louisiana coast. Hurricanes
can be quite the dampener, no pun intended.
Bruce Clifford penned a verse back in 2004 ("The Last
Storm," Oct issue) of his feelings regarding such
storms and it is carried as a reminder this month. His
other poetry is "Top of Mind," "The Promise," "Behave,"
John Blair submitted some of his earlier poetry,
going back to 2006, but it is carried here for the
first time: "Egret Light," "Holy Land," "It Was A
Surprise To Me," "Living On The Surface," "The Poisoned
Well," and the delightful "Planting Radishes."
Mattie Lennon submitted a poem by John Sheahan, who
resides in Dublin as does Lennon. It is a tribute to
another Irishman, "Ronnie." Your editor has included
two of her poems, "Awareness" and one "For Leo."
Only two articles for September but you won't want
to miss the next chapter of Helmer's "Great Jobs"
series - "New Jobs And Ventures I Never Dreamed Of."
And "Mirrors" by LC Van Savage will cause you to
examine your own feelings on the subject.
LC Van Savage's column "Consider This," may give
you even more to discuss. She has a distinct way of
hitting the nail on the head.
"Introspective" by Thomas F. O'Neill, returns to the
ongoing shock in his hometown of Pennsylvania, with
some suggestions for the needed healing. "Thinking Out
Loud" will lighten your heart as Gerard shares some of
his 'open ' calls.
Mattie Lennon's "Irish Eyes," is mostly about the
late and famous author John B. Keane. It blends respect
with information and let's the subject's humor shine
forth. It closes with a song by Mattie himself to
Eric Shackle clues us in on the oldest Bloggers
known, and the particularly celebrated Ivy Bean in
"Eric Shackle's Column."
"Mail Bag" addresses school and student behavior and
likely will surprise you with the extent of some
solutions. There are other emails included which hit
the honor roll with us. Enjoy!
Maybe because the aroma of supper is drifting
through the house, it has been difficult to leave Leo
C. Helmer's column "Cookin' With Leo" to the last.
Perhaps his ingredients this issue will be novel to you
as they were to me, but wow! He knows how to meld them
Give the authors some feedback as all thrive on
that. Keep cool and look for us next month!
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