Editor’s Corner: What’s the Craic in April
by John O’Brien, Jr.
When you are this close to the fire, you can’t always see who is getting warmed. You usually hear the screams of those getting burned, but we are a celebratory paper – not the scorched earth discussion of divorces, defeats and incendiary dialogue some relish and run amok with on social media. That is obviously in overdoes level supply, even though it accomplishes absolutely nothing in making the world a better place.
Instead, we have tried our best to focus on preserving, presenting, and promoting all of the good things of our rich heritage and our people. Though I am probably biased toward our work, I am struck by how strong, insightful, and entertaining our issue is this month. We have continued to grow, evolve and get better, thanks to the work of our columnists, both in life experiences and writing, that affect their columns each month.
I won’t rehash what is within; what is filling the website, podcast and eBulletin; the content continues to speak for itself, and surprises are good for the soul and the sedentary. Rest and recovery are the plan, with a great cup of Barry’s, Reilly’s Brown Bread, Casey’s via Winston’s Black Pudding and Bangers, Larry Kirwan’s too close to home but very insightful new book, Rockaway Blues, and the pup glued to my ankles like a great pair of always warm slippers. Feed her and weep.
Nuair a stadann an ceol, stadann an rince
(When the music stops, so does the dance)