Editor’s Corner: Crystal on My Mind
By John O’Brien, Jr. @Jobjr
I’ve got crystal on my mind. I know Waterford Crystal has seen its day as a viable entity, I didn’t have anywhere near enough time to collect; but I made the fatal mistake of thinking, I had time.
But the beauty, the perseverance, time past, present and future stick with me when I look at Waterford Crystal. Crystal is the symbol for the 15th Anniversary.
That usually refers to a wedding anniversary, but I like all that beauty, promise and perseverance for iIrish’s 15th Anniversary too.
This is our 180th issue, the end of our 15th year. 180 issues show an ever evolving newsmagazine, and time, that marches on.
I indulge once in a while in looking at all the covers; some of the stories come back at me in Facebook remembrances or conversations with folks previously written on, or unfortunately, when we send another guardian angel home to watch over us.
We are just off of Thanksgiving, and gratitude, and the celebration of culture, family and faith is just in front of us; gratitude seeps through all, the foundation and the quilt that wraps our life.
Onward Christian soldier …
We wish to extend our condolences to Speak Irish and Cleveland Comhrá columnist Bob Carney, and Mary, Bob’s wife. One of the loves of their lives, Irish wolfhound Morrigán passed away last month, not too long after losing wolfhound Cian. I know how much you loved him, and since you shared all the dogs with our world so often at festivals, gatherings, book signings and sports events, we all feel that loss too. Big hugs Bob and Mary.
Nuair a stapann an ceol, an damhsa déanann an amhlaidh
(When the music stops, so does the dance)
John O’Brien, Jr.
Publisher / Editor
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Cleveland, Ohio 44111-3123
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