Saturday, December 31, 2016

Wade in the water....

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My love affair with blue water

…and I have promises to keep (a poem)….

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Friday, December 30, 2016

Virginia Founders were patriotic, and more....


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Book review: “Forced Founders” by Woody Holton

The so-called Founding Fathers weren’t the only ones who helped to shape our independence….

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

The "tyranny of the majority"....


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“If men were angels…”

The wisdom of James Madison, who was no fan of “democracy”….

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

That kid on the beach....

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“Sara from South Dakota”: a poem

A kid in love with the ocean….

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Monday, December 26, 2016

The melting pot thing....

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U. S. population growth is slowing

…but the shift to more ethnic diversity is increasing….

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Kids could ask the darnedest questions....


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Same questions, different answers….

Anticipating the kids’ questions on the Charles River tour, my poem….

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Sunday, December 25, 2016

Abraham Lincoln, the visionary....


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“…corruption in High Places…”

Old Abe got it right….

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Saturday, December 24, 2016

An American Indian leader


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Book review: Joseph Brant and His World

A Mohawk leader who helped shape the world shared by his people and colonists in the 18th century….

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Listening to the sea....

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The sea….just listen….

My poem about the silence of the sea

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Who wanted democracy?



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Book review: The American Revolution: A History

The Founders weren’t real keen on “democracy”….

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Stepping out for the long journey


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The wisdom of Samuel Butler (part 2)

The longest journey: get started….

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Yearn, my heart.

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Movin’ on….

….my poem about doin’ it my way….

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Monday, December 19, 2016

Speak truth to Trump


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The Peaceful Resistance Army

Speaking truth to Trump….

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Sunday, December 18, 2016

"...back eddies of the world..."


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The wisdom of Samuel Butler

A cultured condemnation of higher education

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

A wolf knows....

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My haiku about partnership in the animal world

Stayin’ alive…

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Friday, December 16, 2016

"All they do is talk...."

Book review: Les Liaisons Dangereuses

A book that makes language an erogenous zone….

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

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An impulse of the eye....

Worlds, whirling, waiting….

I whirl and stretch to the horizon….

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Guess who wasn’t coming to dinner….



Not too many black doctors actually showed up for dinner in 1967….

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

How to buy a top post in Trump administration



Trump is surrounding himself with rich and powerful people….

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Monday, December 12, 2016

the madding crowd....


The madding crowd….

The Earth’s human population is up 6.4 billion in the last 200 years….this growth rate is going to stop….

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

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You are seeing this message because you are one of the generous, enlightened folks who have been following my blogs:  Barley Literate, History: Bottom Lines, and Magister Librorum.

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That shell at Bethany Beach


On finding a shell at Bethany Beach

You’ve seen one like this, the one that isn’t “just” a shell….

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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Book review: The New England Poets


Book review: An Anthology of the New England Poets

Almost 35 poets, spanning 340 years, with rich bios of these iconic scribblers….

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Friday, December 9, 2016

We said "Revolution," the British said "sugar islands"....


Book review: An Empire Divided
by Andrew O'Shaughnessy

King George and his ministers wanted the Caribbean sugar islands more than they wanted the 13 colonies….

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Toil and trouble….and craziness


Toil and trouble….and craziness

My book review of The Witches: Salem, 1692….a community gone crazy….

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

You can hear immensity tapping....


My review of Jane Hirshfield’s poem “Tree”

Listen….you can hear immensity tapping….

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Book review: Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

Book review: Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

My review of this Larson thriller, the consistent tension that makes it a page-turner….

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Rick Subber's poetry


Chant de mer

A poem about listening to the sound that needs no ear….

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