By Bobill Emily Dickinson, a 19th Century American poet wrote poems about a multitude of topics and objects, and one of her favorite objects was flowers. She was a student of botany and was more famous in her hometown of Amherst, MA.as a gardener than a poet. Emily used flowers to describe the abundant beauty … Continue reading Emily Dickinson – Poet and Gardener
I meet with a group regularly in Hampton that discusses popular subjects of the day, national and international topics of interest and that tries to bring meaning to a world full of meaningless chaos. I’ve been a temporary member for some time, and yesterday I took the test to become a full-fledged member: I had … Continue reading How a Scarecrow’s Face Tested My Mental Acuity
Even as a fledgling engineer at the NASA’s Langley Research Center (LaRC) in Hampton, Virginia I was privileged to play a small part in a pretty important research project. The project was initiated to study the heating effects on spacecrafts entering the earth’s atmosphere at high velocities. The launch vehicle was a five-stage solid-propellant rocket … Continue reading Tequila Moonrise – What a Relief It Was!
Jim Crow Justice John Henry Johnson The old gray-haired back woman Sat on a porch across the street, Legs dangling over the side – wailing. Lordy Mercy - Lordy Mercy, she wailed: That’s my only boy (she pointed) Laying over there in his own blood Soaking up the ground. Lordy Mercy - What can … Continue reading Jim Crow Justice – John Henry Johnson
Below are the final stanzas from three famous poems about death. The first two poets see death in a positive light, an experience not to be dreaded, as by most people, but one to accept - the first with defiance, the other with anticipated pleasure. Emily Dickins describes her own death in terms of what … Continue reading Famous Poems About Death
This tribute to Red Carr is mostly from my memories while growing up in Toomsboro and from conversations with Red and his wife Geraldine in the last several years. I hope that some of you will share your memories of Red which will add to my mine - especially those who have had the privilege … Continue reading Red Carr – Toomsboro’s Elderly Gentleman
This is the view of the Toomsboro School Building made from about where the Ivey family lived. The truck is parked to the entrance that leads to the principal's office - where Mr. Leverett wielded his infamous paddle. This story is true to the best of my recollection in every important detail. I invite those … Continue reading Toomsboro Georgia’s Unpopular Hero – UPDATE