"He instinctively can find the shining greatness of our American culture and does a good job of highlighting it (although he also does have those rare lapses when he writes about hockey, but that is something caused by impurities in the Eastern waters or something)." Erik Keilholtz
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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
Right after he signed [the Anglo-Irish Treaty], Lord Birkenhead turned to Collins and said, "I may have signed my political death-warrant." Collins gazed back at Birkenhead and replied, "I may have signed my actual death-warrant." Collin's premonition proved correct.
Said Winston Churchill about the demeanor of Michael Collins, during the treaty talks: "In all my life, I have never seen so much passion and suffering in restraint." Collins died in an ambush by anti-Treaty gunmen on Aug. 22, 1922. -- Wild Geese Today
There beside the singing river, that dark mass of men were seen And among their shining weapons, hung their own beloved green "Death to every foe and traitor! Forward! Strike a marching tune, Sing, "Hurrah, me boys, for freedom! 'Tis the risin' of the moon!"
Well they fought for dear old Ireland and full bitter was their fate What a glorious pride and sorrow fills the name of ninety-eight Yet thank God while hearts are beating fast in manhood's burning noon We will follow in their footsteps by the rising of the moon.