Category Archives: JBlogger

JBLOGGER: Brennan, Sean Patrick [MC1997] newest book The Papal Visitor

2014-Aug-18

http://seanpatrickbrennan.blogspot.com/

Malverne, New York, United States

Sean Patrick Brennan is the author of two novels, available for purchase on Amazon and online bookstores everywhere. Order his newest book, The Papal Visitor, at: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1495997561. An accomplished writer with a unique background and history that’s hard to match, Sean is also a former monk, Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol deputy, and occasional GLBT activist. His love of spirituality and life in general is evidenced in his passionate writing and thought-provoking essays.

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About me

Gender Male
Industry Publishing
Occupation Writer
Location Malverne, New York, United States

Introduction Sean Patrick Brennan is the author of two novels, available for purchase on Amazon and online bookstores everywhere. Order his newest book, The Papal Visitor, at: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1495997561. An accomplished writer with a unique background and history that’s hard to match, Sean is also a former monk, Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol deputy, and occasional GLBT activist. His love of spirituality and life in general is evidenced in his passionate writing and thought-provoking essays.

Interests Freelance writer and expert proofreader from Long Island. E-mail me anytime at {Privacy Invoked}.
Favorite Movies L.A. Story
Favorite Music Billy Elliot The Musical, The Smiths, Morrissey, The Cure, Grey Revell, Enya, Broadway Musicals, any really good music
Favorite Books Harry Potter series, Good Omens, Wayne Dyer books

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Brennan, Sean Patrick [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Sean is a member of the Class of 1997.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.] 

Brennan, Sean Patrick [MC1997]

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JBLOGGER: Teare, Brad (MC1983) Door County, Wisconsin Plein Air Festival

2014-Aug-09

http://bradteare.blogspot.com/2014/08/184-fail-quickly.html

184 Fail quickly

I just got back from the Door County, Wisconsin Plein Air Festival. It was a great experience. The painters in attendance were amazing and the resulting show was by far the best plein air show I’ve seen. My personal performance was good although the overwhelming greens of Door County threw my desert dwelling sensibilities a curve. But after the first painting–which took a record five hours to paint–I successfully adjusted my palette.

But by Friday evening–when we were each to have four paintings hung in the gallery–I felt my work was lacking. It was done in my typical thick style–without much broken color which I attribute to excessive focus on getting the greens right–but something else was amiss. My instincts proved correct when after the dust settled only one of my paintings sold.

It is typical of artists to obsess over failure. Which is wrong. Yet it is equally wrong to be indifferent to failure. I’m not advocating taking council from our fears or giving up but failure is a painful obstacle that can induce the type of introspection that incites meaningful change.

I embrace the feedback from Door County only to the degree that it confirms my own intuition. Two ways lie before me–retreat to a thinner style with more accurate representation or distance my style even further from conventional plein air technique.

Any guesses which way I’ll go?

Brad Teare, August 2014

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Teare, Brad (MC1983)

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JBLOGGER: Aprile, Joseph (MC1966) posts on Flaviviruses

2014-Jul-03

http://joesciencecorner.blogspot.com/2014/07/nature-of-resistance-of-flavivirus.html

Nature of the Resistance of Flavivirus Infection to Host Cell Defenses

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Flaviviruses (FVs) represent a family of viral pathogens responsible for human life-threatening diseases such as Dengue Fever, West Nile, Yellow Fever and Japanese Encephalitis. The infectious agent within this family of viruses is single-stranded RNA.

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Aprile, Joseph (MC1966) 

[JR: That will raise the average IQ of the BlogoSphere!]

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JBLOGGER: Nicole [MC2013] got her first cold sore

2014-Jun-16

[JR: Checking is. She’s doing better. Her assessment.]

http://nikitasays.com/2014/06/15/but-i-was-doing-so-well/

“But I was doing so well…”
15 Jun 14

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My fear conquering has continued over the past few weeks. I was the first person to sing karaoke at the young alumni reception at Manhattan College last weekend and I went on a boat for a corporate event this past Wednesday and did surprisingly well. Unfortunately, I had a dip in my anxiety this past Thursday.

I got my first cold sore.

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[JR: I’ll pass this to Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) for remediation. Not everything we pray for has to be a “disaster”. Sometimes we need help with our “big items”; even if there don’t seem “big” to others.]

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JBLOGGER: Lapidos, Rachel [MC2010] Dog blogger

2014-May-08

http://downtowndog.wordpress.com/author/rllnyc/

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Author: Rachel Lapidos

Rachel, 26, has been a New Yorker since escaping her childhood town of Dallas, Texas after high school. She holds a Communications degree from Manhattan College and is currently obtaining a Master’s in Journalism from NYU.

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Lapidos, Rachel [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Rachel is a member of the Class of 2010.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Lapidos, Rachel [MC2010]

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JBLOGGER: Simmons, Kathy [CMSV1984] her Mom did it

2014-May-06

http://rockyparenting.com/2014/05/05/whisked-away/

Kathy Simmons

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Another time my college roommate came home with me for the weekend and left her favorite sweatshirt in my room. She too would never see it again. I imagined another teenage girl, but this one Irish by birth, clad contentedly in the Manhattan College sweatshirt, perhaps strolling the banks of the Liffey River on one of those chilled and damp Irish mornings or sipping a Guinness in a local pub hugging the sweatshirt close.

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Simmons, Kathy [MC????]

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Dear John,

I do not find anything in my ‘stuff’ for Kathy.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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Kathy Simmons commented on JBLOGGER: Simmons, Kathy [MC????] her Mom did it

2014-May-06 http://rockyparenting.com/2014/05/05/whisked-away/
Kathy Simmons 

I am a 1984 CMSV alumn but took Marketing classes at Manhattan (Go Jaspers!) as well, not to mention enjoyed numerous nights at Pinewood, Terminal and Greenleaf (back in the day!) as well. The Manhattan College sweatshirt, I believe, belonged to my roomate’s boyfriend at the time…I also bartended at Greenleaf for short stint which i understand no longer exists. My 30th year reunion approaching next month!

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Submitted on 2014/05/06 at 6:58 pm | In reply to Kathy Simmons.

Greenleaf gone. As well as many, if not all of the haunts.

That’s for the comment.

Given that CSMV almost merged, it’s hard not to call “the Mounties” at least “honorary Jaspers”.

Laff. Sometimes they were more “honorable” than others.

It was really too bad that the merger didn’t happen. I know, on the technology committee, we spent a lot of time and enegry into making it seamless.

Maybe some day.

Thanks, fjohn68

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JBLOGGER: Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957) cites a GREAT video

2014-Apr-19

[JR: Blog post pointing to a video that is a great way to spend 4½ minutes.]

Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957):

“Buffalo’s Bob Saraceno is a blog friend. Yesterday he e-mailed an Andre Rieu You Tube piece. I share it with you this morning. What you are about to see and hear is emotionally moving, Enjoy it as part of the Holy Week spirit. Whether Christian, Jew, Muslim, or whatever, God is God.”

http://youtu.be/FcLF5wopyjo

[JR: Happy Seasonal Greetings. Dona Nobis Pacem.]

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