Tuesday, February 26, 2013

It's March . . . well almost.

The March Guide is now available for your viewing pleasure. Thanks to a great group of writers we have another jam-packed issue, with some very interesting and new discoveries. I just love opening my inbox to see what new type of article has arrived.


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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Getting close!

We are within a week of going live with the March issue of the Celtic Guide, and once again it is jam-packed with unusual and well-researched stories. . . all available for free.  Though I spend countless hours on this project, I don't do it alone. It takes serious, dedicated authors and photographers, and an avid readership, neither of which we seem to lack.

A naysayer, in only my second month, said – “That’s fine, until you run out of things to write about.”

Och! After fifteen issues of the Guide published so far . . . boy was she wrong! My email inbox is loaded with hundreds of emails containing stories, ideas, photographs, and offers of volunteer help . . . and from all over the world!
Can’t never did nothin’!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

March-ing onward

We have a new item for the Guide in March – an epic poem, complete with a great graphic that will serve as our front cover.  Also, we have an extensive article on the Scythian beginnings of the Celtic race as mentioned in the Declaration of Arbroath. There's much more in store, speaking of which, we are thinking hard about starting a store on our site for Celtic and Viking related items. That's down the road a bit as we figure out the logistics.

Also, I am just beginning to link my other websites to the Guide website. I have years worth of articles on many subjects that need to be rounded up and put in one corral, so to speak. TIme is the most valuable thing we have and I don't have quite enough of it at the moment, but I make the minutes count.

One a slightly different note, I just had a paper accepted by the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum on some information I found that they are eager to read. I also submitted a copy to the Robert Jackson Center, personally. Jackson never graduated law school, and yet he will be the only person in history to serve as U.S. Solicitor General, Attorney General, Justice of the Supreme Court and Chief Prosecutor of an international war crimes tribunal - namely the Nazis trials of 1945 and 46.

There aren't many flies on this old geezer.

Take care and enjoy.

The Celtic Guide

Monday, February 4, 2013

Special Appeal

THE PIER is an award winning film, featured at over 30 International film festivals, about an Emigrant son's return to his ailing father....and it's on kickstarter for distribution so that it can be seen on the screen. Organizations and even Irish clans see the importance of telling stories of the diaspora and have come out to support in droves. You can see on the link to our kickstarter our partner/supporters who are spreading the word:http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1610111536/the-pier?ref=live They include (from us and world wide...all united to support Irish Culture). Irish films are far and few between and organizations are uniting to help new voices.

The Irish Film Board http://www.irishfilmboard.ie/

The Irish American Cultural Institute www.iaci-usa.org/

The Irish Film Institute http://www.irishfilm.ie/

New York Irish Center http://www.newyorkirishcenter.org/

Centre for Creative Practices www.cfcp.ie

Irish Abroad http://www.irishabroad.com

The Driscolls of Canada - http://www.odriscoll-canada.com/

The Power Clan Gathering http://powerclangathering.com/

McAuliffe Clan Gathering Facilitator

Irish Gathering www.irishgathering.ie

.... however despite these supporters we are at 37% with 4 days left. We need to spread the word far and wide and hope to have your support with a link to our kickstarter. Feel free to use any information that is on the kickstarter link as well. Thanks so much for your consideration.

"In The Pier, it was important to me to stay honest and show humble people bravely facing their lives. I wanted to honour the part of the world I come from - a place which is generally glossed over by a cloud of vapid clich├ęs in Hollywood movies." --Gerard Hurley, THE PIER Director/Writer/Actor