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Our National Pastime

Howdy folks, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: I’m a solid fan of the Philadelphia sports teams, and I enthusiastically cheer on the Eagles, Flyers and Phillies from Football, Ice Hockey and Baseball respectively. I don’t give two Wheats about professional Basketball, though.   Speaking of sports, can […]

Walt Whitman “Beat! Beat! Drums!”

This poem, written in 1861, in a sense was meant to awaken America to the coming of the war.  The beating of the drums and the blowing of the bugle would sound into every aspect of American life. Walt Whitman “Beat! Beat! Drums!”   Beat! beat! drums!—blow! bugles! blow! Through the windows—through doors—burst like a […]

WHEN lilacs last in the dooryard bloom’d, And the great star early droop’d in the western sky in the night, I mourn’d, and yet shall mourn with ever-returning spring. As I walked out my door this morning – I noticed the lilacs blooming and thought immediately of Walt Whitman’s poem – and of Abraham Lincoln, […]