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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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Gettysburg, a living place

When we as Americans think of Gettysburg we generally think of the civil war battle that surrounded the village for four days in July of 1863.  Yet it is also a living breathing village, where families have dwelt for generations, … Continue reading

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Missing the Sky

At night I miss the stars There above me Streaking ‘cross My eyes Out there In the great Beyond Away from City glow These nights I see the city There beyond my sight Just over the horizon Halogen blocking stars … Continue reading

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The Wandering Yankee – The San Jacinto Monument

The Battle of San Jacinto is a major turning point in the history of the United States, despite it not directly involving the United States at the time.  The defeat of the Mexican forces under General Santa Anna and his … Continue reading

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The Wandering Yankee – Protein

Why is it that continental breakfasts don’t tend to include much protein?  I don’t know about you, but I want energy to run for the day, which should in my mind include protein.  Hard boiled eggs don’t really cut it … Continue reading

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The Wandering Yankee- The Road

The road is calling and I must follow, across the creek, beyond the hill, to see where it leads, and then come home. By the way, in large part because of this blog my image of Palmer Pond in the … Continue reading

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Wandering Yankee – Research

A sign of being a researcher is knowing where the restrooms are in university libraries where you were never a student or faculty member even years later.

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The Wandering Yankee – Picasso exhibit

When we think of art in the twentieth century Picasso quickly filters to the top of our minds.  His work throughout his career is known throughout the western world, from his cubist period to Guernica, to his later post war … Continue reading

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Buffalo River National Scenic River (Arkansas)

Last summer my wandering ways brought me to the Buffalo River National Scenic River in the Ozarks of Arkansas.  As you may know, last summer the Mississippi Valley had a very bad drought, and that can be seen from the … Continue reading

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The Wandering Yankee – Bless their hearts

As part of “The Wandering Yankee (on twitter @wanderingyankee) I’m going to include a brief write-up of foolishness and reported criminal foolishness in whatever area I’m in.  The foolishness will simply be the sort of irrational behavior that seems to … Continue reading

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