“The Lament for Art O’Leary”: Part 5 of my introduction to the famous Irish poem by Art’s wife, Eileen Dubh O’Connell (1773).

Published on February 17th, 2010 by Malachi

Some months ago I posted four sections of the introduction I wrote for one of the most popular of my handmade books at The Stone Street Press. I had intended to post the rest of it, but did not do so –until now. I don’t know if I will finish it in one sitting, but […]

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A Joke for those who need jokes: “There was this very pious Jew who wanted to win the lottery…

Published on June 3rd, 2009 by Malachi

Thomas Friedman has a good joke (OK, a joke that I enjoyed) in his NYT column today –he told this one to Barack Obama, who will be speaking to more than a billion Muslims worldwide on Thursday, from Cairo. The President laughed. [] [] The Joke: “There is this very pious Jew named Goldberg who […]

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“The Roots of Music : The Irish Harp in Poetry & Legend” [Collection handmade by Malachi McCormick]

Published on May 29th, 2009 by Malachi

I put out this handmade collection about ten years ago. The Harp –and especially The Irish Harp– was being talked about a lot, and a lot of people were becoming interested in picking it up and learning to play it. Many of those folks knew little about the Irish Harp, it’s history –musicological, cultural, and […]

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