Monthly Archives: August 2017

Ode by Henry Timrod

Ode by Henry Timrod [Sung on the occasion of decorating the graves of the Confederate dead at Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, S. C., 1867.]  Sleep sweetly in your humble graves, Sleep, martyrs of a fallen cause; Though yet no marble column craves … Continue reading

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The Patriot – A Review

A few days ahead of the Fourth of July weekend, I happened to catch The Patriot playing on television. If I had ever seen The Patriot before, it was when I was very small and I forgot most of it. … Continue reading

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 I Hear America Singing by Walt Whitman

     I Hear America Singing by Walt Whitman     I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear, Those of mechanics, each one singing his as it should be blithe and strong, The carpenter singing his as he … Continue reading

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Spotlight: X-Men – Rogue/Anna Marie

Recently, I found a number of posts dealing with a topic I have addressed on my own blog. Apparently yours truly is not the only one to notice and take umbrage with the current fascination for creating so-called “strong female … Continue reading

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Star Wars: Rogue One

If you guessed that I have at last seen Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, readers, then you have good deduction skills. Yes, I saw Rogue One a day late and a dollar short. But after the less-than-exciting The Force … Continue reading

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Jim Bludso of the Prairie Belle by John Hay

Jim Bludso of the Prairie Belle By John Hay Wall, no! I can’t tell whar he lives, Becase he don’t live, you see; Leastways, he’s got out of the habit Of livin’ like you and me. Whar have you been for … Continue reading

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Prayer to the Virgin of Chartres by Henry Adams

Prayer to the Virgin of Chartres by Henry Adams Gracious Lady:– Simple as when I asked your aid before; Humble as when I prayed for grace in vain Seven hundred years ago; weak, weary, sore In heart and hope, I … Continue reading

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