“I make it clear why I write as I do and why other poets write as they do. After hundreds of experiments, I decided to go my own way in style and see what would happen.” – Carl Sandburg Carl Sandburg (January 6, 1878 – July 22, 1967) was an American writer and editor, best… Continue reading Meet the Poets: Carl Sandburg – 1919 and 1951 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, 1940 Pulitzer Prize for History
Going Out to Eat Sweetheart, do you have a preference on where we go out to eat? No. Anywhere you want is okay with me dear. Great, there is a McDonald’s Restaurant; they have a senior discount … Oh, but look, there is a Subway Restaurant; I think that would be better. Okay, Subway it… Continue reading Going Out to Eat
What If There Were No C’s? What if there were no “C’s” to say with our A’s and B’s? What if all the C’s went out on strike? Tired of being seen by you and me as just average unlike the letters A and B. Now here is how your life might be if out… Continue reading What If There Were No C’s?
Starting High School In San Francisco, it’s the summer of love, Long haired hippies, peace signs, and doves. In Vietnam, the soldiers are dying, Back home their families are crying, And Sergeant Pepper taught the band to play. Jim wants to “Light My Fire,” While Grace’s rabbit only flies higher. The evening news shows… Continue reading Starting High School
Cowboys Hats or Fedoras In long ago, by-gone times, Dallas was still cooled By Toastmaster and Limit electric fans Before Bob Wills’ Ranch House was Renamed the Longhorn Ballroom Back when “Sam” Zamudio became The Sham and formed the Pharaohs Gordon McLendon’s KLIF Was the mighty 1190 and top 40 was all it played With… Continue reading Cowboys Hats or Fedoras
Christmas Bells by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old, familiar carols play, And wild and sweet The words repeat Of peace on earth, good-will to men! And thought how, as the day had come, The belfries of all Christendom Had rolled along The unbroken song Of peace on earth,… Continue reading Devotional: Christmas Bells
Books Books take you places You hope someday to go They transport you to times In the future or long, long ago The words paint the pictures The author’s canvas is your mind Surreal images greet you Where people are not always kind You do not have to dress up to read one They have… Continue reading Books