I Wrote Another Book!

Crazy but true. I never expected to do another but, the idea came and it went from there…I guess I like writing more than I thought!  Who’s knows if it’ll happen again. I certainly am not educated nor do I consider myself a writer but, here it is.

The link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NJKMYXH/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_L71xCb5EM5HXC

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Latest Band Obsession…

196F3B37-8626-47D9-AC46-FECFD209CE9Cthe Struts

I don’t think I’ve seen a better live band in years! Really worth the effort especially if you like original rock and roll that has very obvious, but not overwhelming,  glam/Queen/Bowie/Stones influences. They are definitely influenced but very much their own thing and should be listened to. Strong melodies and lyrics, awesome live performances and very talented musicians.

And this from the show I saw in Baltimore, MD on 11/18/18…

Rock and Roll Fantasy

 

Jailbreak: A Rock and Roll Fantasy Realized https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KXW3X3N/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_rcFdCbG383MX8

Available now!

Siobhan O’Neil is a middle-aged, Rock and Roll obsessed mother of two adult sons who decided it was time to follow a dream. I’ve always written and have a very active imagination which is definitely highlighted within these pages. I hope you enjoy as much as I enjoyed writing this rock and roll gem.

Welcome to my first book full of rock and roll, romance, and some mischief that is semi- biographical but full of fantasy.

Aislinn had endured two bad marriages and was determined to get a few dreams fulfilled before she didn’t have the option anymore. She was ready to rebuild her identity and confidence that had been stripped from her over the course of twenty-five years. Little did she know that one of her dreams would lead her back to something she thought she’d never do again.

Cillian had spent the last thirty-plus years touring with his band. He had never married and had just ended a fifteen year relationship that he realized had been full of lies, greed and cheating. He figured he had plenty of opportunity to find female company if he really wanted it but he really wasn’t interested.

Could two people who had endured so much find love again?

New Job!

Part time. Taking away some time from my jewelry making but…feeling useful and fulfilled.

I’m working with Autistic adults.

What an honor for me to be entrusted to take care of these special people. I’m going to learn so much!

The Latest Bands I’m obsessed with…i.e. inspiration and motivation.

Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown https://youtu.be/menivpp5zzM

The Dust Coda https://youtu.be/IEEgLVj2WVc

Greta Van Fleet https://youtu.be/aJg4OJxp-co

Celebrate Life

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“Perhaps the best part of soaring is the always changing, always beautiful skyscape. Though I live in an unremarkable region of coastal plains and piedmont, the sky offers daily wonders.

Keen observers of the air, glider pilots often see things others miss. The annual migration of raptors south. The gossamers of migrating spiders glinting on our wings. A monarch butterfly 4,000 feet above the ground, fluttering its way to Central America. A tumultuous roll cloud, marking the turbulence beneath the glassy smooth but powerful lift of mountain wave, and the lens shaped clouds stacked above it. The grey tendrils that sometimes form below a cumulus cloud, marking especially strong eddies of lift. The concave bottoms of cumulus clouds that mark the very strongest of thermals. The extraordinary sensation of flying into a column of smoke rising from a field fire—opaque from the outside, but transparent once inside.

-Christopher C. O’Callaghan

The above was written by my brother for an article in a soaring magazine a few years ago.  What it shows me is his ability to see more than what is right in front of you.  His fascination with the world beyond his and his hunger to know more than the fact that the butterflies are up there, he wanted to know why and where they were going.

The message to me is that he really lived.  He didn’t just dream, he explored.  If he wanted to do something, he did it.

Three years ago today, he died doing one of the many things he had explored for the last 30 years.  He died in a collision during a soaring competition.

We were all devastated.  We still miss him desperately.  But…we also know that life is unpredictable and if there is anything positive we can extract from this tragedy, it’s that we know he lived.  And, we know he died doing something that he loved.