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Editor's Corner

By Mary E. Adair

March 2012

"The Irish do not want anyone to wish them well; they want everyone to wish their enemies ill." - Harold Nicolson

With the luck of the Irish, this issue may be online by midnight. It boasts fifteen poems: one by LC Van Savage, two by Bruce Clifford, six by John I. Blair, and six by returning poet and photographer Bud Lemire.

Bud Lemire

Mattie Lennon in "Irish Eyes" turns his space over to fellow Dubliner, Paddy Plunkett with a tale of blarney, "A Monumental Occasion"; "Consider This" by LC Van Savage lets her muse about some scenes setting us to deep thinking; while "Thinking Out Loud" by Gerard Meister praises the Jewish immigrants of yore;"Introspective" by Thomas F. O'Neill discusses how his students in China are viewing the Republican campaigns with confusion about American history due to some public statements being made; and "Eric Shackle's Column" clues us in on the current oldest blogger, Harriet. "Cooking With Leo" by Leo C. Helmer brings his own wild Irish tale and a really nice recipe for St.Patrick's Day. Blair's column "Always Looking -" focuses on two families who married young and lived to ripe old ages, a sweet look into genealogy.

Two articles appear this month, one from our Eric Shackle who shares the origin of the newspapers called "Boomerang." Gregory Hargrave reminisces about "The Charms of Obsolete Technology" and how it can sometimes serve new purposes.

Mark Crocker with his second book of Rabbo adds the third chapter, "Winter's Cold Bite" with some serious issues arising.

See you in April.


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