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We now call it “Victory”.

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Victory.” Does this image look like Victory or Loss? We now see the First World War as a victory.  But the war ended with an Armistice rather then actual victory.  It … Continue reading

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American World War One Monuments

This article was originally published in the spring of 2014. It began innocently enough.  It was my day off and I was out exploring the newest town.  Anything to get out of the apartment, and perhaps find a short cut … Continue reading

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Nebraska and Tall Grass Prairies

Six years ago I spent the summer working in south eastern Nebraska, writing about the nature and history of the state for the National Park Service in conjunction with the Student Conservation Association.  This was intended to coincide with Ken … Continue reading

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Astrodome Seat Sale!

As many of you know, the venerable Astrodome is 50 years old this year.  Harris County and the operating organization NRG Park are in the process of selling off the remaining seats.  Since the Astrodome hasn’t been used  in over … Continue reading

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Astrodome 50th Birthday Party

Fifty years ago, sports were changed forever. With the western shifts of the Athletics (from Philadelphia to Kansas City in 1955) and the more famous Dodgers and Giants moves to Los Angeles and San Francisco in 1958 Major League Baseball’s … Continue reading

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Beneath the Cottonwoods

Beneath the cottonwoods The old spring sat Hidden unless you knew   Here in these Great Plains The old travelers knew The trees meant water   And this morning As the sun broke over the horizon And we broke camp … Continue reading

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North Country Roads

North County Roads, lead me home To that old place, that old room Another autumn, beside the falls Maples orange, birches yellow Apple Jack in the barrel And wood smoke in the air . Cold crisp mornings up by the … Continue reading

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The Final Ride

I see Those photographs Color prints And feel a fear . I can feel And smell So much Of what is there . The blazing Orange heat Black smoke Clogging lungs . Burning diesel Vinyl and chrome I know those … Continue reading

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Forgotten Graves

Deep in the woods There are graves That few ever see In northern woods The old forgotten Farmstead there Out in the Rockies That forest grave Marks an old claim Beyond the horizon Out on the prairie Where freedmen found … Continue reading

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Pickett’s Charge

  When I was about eleven, and my brother was eight, our family watched the entirety of Ken Burns “The Civil War” on VHS in a week, in preparation for a trip from Allentown down to Gettysburg. I was familiar … Continue reading

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