Archive for History

  • Max’s Musings Max’s Musings

    By Max Molleston Salvatore “Sal’ Marici, retired as a specialist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has been engaged in a poetry “fast track.” We are focused this month with his recent launch of eighty-three poems within the titled Fermentations. His writing and promotion activity show...

  • PUBLISHER’S CORNER PUBLISHER’S CORNER

    By Eloise Graham Heavens to Murgatroyd About a month ago I was visiting with some friends when one of them queried, ”Have you ever heard the expression ‘Heavens to mergatin, or morgatoid’ or something like that?” I blurted out, “murgatroyd” and from what deep recesses of my mind that...

  • September Celebrations September Celebrations

    By Eloise Graham September is full of fun and wacky celebrations! Let’s start the month with National Cherry Popover Day. September 1 is National Cherry Popover Day! A popover is a doughy type of muffin made from egg batter. As it bakes, the dough rises to “pop over” the edge of the muffi...

  • Buffalo Bill Museum  presents Historic Homes & Sites Guidebook to LeClaire Visitors  Buffalo Bill Museum presents Historic Homes & Sites Guidebook to LeClaire Visitors 

    Information from: Buffalo Bill Museum, 199 N Front Street LeClaire, Iowa 52753 Explore History!  The Buffalo Bill Museum is proud to present a Historic Sites & Homes of LeClaire, IA Guidebook. The 12 page booklet highlights 15 historic homes, riverboat pilots, town history and other hist...

  • Just Saying... Just Saying…

    By Q.C. Jones An August Muse about August       It was an august time for August in August august – [aw-guhst] – adjective 1.  inspiring reverence or admiration; of supreme dignity or grandeur; majestic: an august performance of a religious drama. 2.  venerable; emi...

  • The Heat Wave of 1936 The Heat Wave of 1936

    People love to talk about the weather.  Maybe it’s because with friends or strangers alike it is, in our controversial world, a safe topic to broach.  The month of July certainly brought us much fodder for conversation with some pretty hot temperatures spawning serious storms and flooding from C...

  • August 2017 – Look to the Sky August 2017 – Look to the Sky

    By Eloise Graham The August sky is full of many marvels. This year, the Northern Lights are at the peak of its cycle of activity. We can probably not catch a glimpse of them here in the Quad Cities, but if you have planned a trip to the northern states or Canada during the second week of August, ...

  • Max’s Musings Max’s Musings

    By Max Molleston For a few times over a few years, I have dealt  with translation in poetry. For those of us with English as our first language, we may want or need to spread our wisdom into other languages. That is accomplished for us by poets who have either used another language as their number...