Author Archives: Jim Brennan

About Jim Brennan

Jim is a Philadelphia-based writer, author, poet and editor for the Schuylkill Valley Journal.

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What Donald Trump And George Costanza Have In Common

“… kids can spot a phony a mile away.” – Fred Rodgers There was a Seinfeld moment in the Rose Garden yesterday. Aficionados of the hit comedy series know there is a scene that pertains to every life situation, and … Continue reading

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Regressive in the White House

“Your actions speak so loudly, I can not hear a word you say.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson     A few years ago my wife and I traveled to the French Alps and hiked a glacier below Mount Blanc. On our … Continue reading

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“… kids can spot a phony a mile away.” – Fred Rodgers                   Patriot Arbiter of the airwaves, his voice full of anger and rage spews righteousness skews the meaning of Patriot … Continue reading

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Hypocrit-in-Chief on the Environment

I’d been out and about on Earth Day weekend and when I got my hands back into the soil today I couldn’t restrain myself any longer. I’m talking about the disingenuous 116-character tweet the Hypocrite-in-Chief sent out on Earth Day, a lame attempt at showing support for the environment: More … Continue reading

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Poet’s Rebellion

Poets often kid one another that their work is saving the world, but the role that poets played in Ireland’s independence 101 years ago today is no joke. The Easter Rising of 1916 in Dublin, Ireland was also known as the Poet’s Rebellion because … Continue reading

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Birthday of Irish Literary Icons

“If you have the words, there’s always a chance that you’ll find the way.” – Seamus Heaney Today is the birthday of two iconic Irish poets. Seamus Heaney, born in 1939 was a native of Northern Ireland. Heaney won the Nobel Prize for … Continue reading

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