Just What We Need

Just What We Need

I had the misfortune to stumble on an article from New York magazine’s The CUT. It’s ominously titled, “A Vibe Shift Is Coming: Will Any of Us Survive It?” The obvious response is, “Who cares?” But this is an article that has every...
It’s Been 157 Years

It’s Been 157 Years

LINCOLN & AMERICA It’s Been 157 Years JoAnna Bennett, O’Brien Communications Group April 14, 2022 It’s April 14th. 157 years ago today, Abraham Lincoln was shot in the back of the head at Ford’s Theater. He died the next day. I imagine America was a much...
Yes, You Can Write

Yes, You Can Write

Grandma O’Brien loved to say, “There’s no sense being Irish if you can’t be thick.” She was right. Maybe that’s why when people say, “I can’t write,” I take it as a challenge to prove them wrong. Yes, you can write. If you can think...
The 1970s Were Calling

The 1970s Were Calling

READING & THE PAST The 1970s Were Calling JoAnna Bennett, O’Brien Communications Group April 7, 2022 It was the summer of 1992. I was eight years old. My mother and father – like the members of most American households – worked full time. My sister was about...
The Applebee of My Eye

The Applebee of My Eye

Applebee’s was in the news recently. No, not for their chicken fajitas; although, Wilbur Freemish from Burnt Scrub, Arkansas, did file a product liability suit after trying to use a skillet for a Frisbee. (He said the waiter forgot to warn him the skillet might...
Painted Cabinets

Painted Cabinets

CAPABILITY & HARD WORK Painted Cabinets JoAnna Bennett, O’Brien Communications Group March 31, 2022 This weekend I painted my bottom row of cabinets. When I purchased my home about two-and-a-half years ago, I knew I’d eventually repaint the honey-stained...