Pretty Petals: Reflections on Memorial Day

Here, coffin that slowly passes, I give you my sprig of lilac. (Nor for you, for one alone, Blossoms and branches green to coffins all I bring, For fresh as the morning, thus would I chant a song for you O sane and sacred death.  All over bouquets of roses, O death, I cover you…

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A General’s Family Tragedy

One hundred years ago this spring, the American Expeditionary Forces entered World War I under the command of General John J. “Black Jack” Pershing, who had also led the famous 10th Cavalry Regiment of African-American “Buffalo Soldiers” during the Indian wars and the Spanish-American conflict. In fact, “Black Jack,” his nickname, was initially an insult…

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Reunion

She is immensely interested in him. She has even secret mischievous moments in which she wishes she could get him alone, on a desert island, away from all ties and with nobody else in the world to consider, and just drag him off his pedestal and see him making love like any common man. We…

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On the Hunt for a Retirement Spot: A Day Trip to Westcliffe

(Photo credit: Mike Zimbleman) I’ve had a terrible case of spring fever this year, so instead of attending my last academic meeting before summer break,  I submitted personal leave on Friday so Mike and I could make a day trip to a beautiful Colorado location we haven’t seen before. We decided on Westcliffe, a town…

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