Archive for History

  • 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...

  • Just Saying... Just Saying…

    By Q.C. Jones Patriotic Potpourri First, allow me to share, it’s Flag Day. As I sit hunched over this keyboard plunking on the keyboard, I am feeling patriotic. With very little effort I can close my eyes, let my mind wander and conjure up the sounds of John Philip Sousa’s Stars and Stripes ...

  • Happy Birthday Wishes to our Country! Happy Birthday Wishes to our Country!

    By Eloise Graham I remember 1976 and all of the patriotic whoopla that accompanied the 200th birthday of our nation. Do you? Seems like just yesterday. In nine short years we will be celebrating the 250th birthday. Did you ever stop and wonder if, in 1967, people in their sixties, seventies or eigh...

  • Just Saying... Just Saying…

    By Q.C. Jones Sin, Suffering and Sorrow - True Confessions about June As a kid growing up at the family gas station, I was exposed to many things which were probably age inappropriate. Or at least judged inappropriate by morals and community standards of the day.  One of these excursions down t...

  • Portugal and Spain Portugal and Spain

    By Mary Schricker Gemberling Picasso, Cork, a Royal Palace, Burro Taxis, Flamenco dancing, Tapas, a famous Rock and a lot of Bull sum up the highlights of our recent trip to Portugal and Spain. Pablo Picasso is probably the most important figure of the 20th century. Before the age of 50, the Spani...

  • The Summer Solstice The Summer Solstice

    By Eloise Graham The summer solstice, or estival solstice, occurs twice a year: once in the northern hemisphere and then again in the southern hemisphere. This happens when the planet’s axis is most inclined toward the star that it orbits. In our case, it is the Earth orbiting the Sun and happens...

  • Max’s Musings Max’s Musings

    By Max Molleston Over centuries and decades, poetry enthusiasm has come and gone. Revivals depend on educated readers who recognize a strong poem for their (and its) reasons and  give a poet and their poems credence, a confidence that spreads from person to person, in poetry circles. Not long ago...

  • Espana & Portugues Trivia Espana & Portugues Trivia

    By Mary Schricker Gemberling If you have followed my articles for this publication, you know that Gary and I love to travel and explore places both in the United States and abroad. Tomorrow we embark on yet another adventure; this time to Portugal and Spain. My research has revealed that Portugal i...