A Visit from Saint Nicholas [2017]

Today is Wednesday, December 6, 2017 and St. Nicholas Day. It is time once again for me to tell you the REAL story of St. Nicholas, or at least a tale more accurate than the usual Christmastime fare.
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I Remember

Yesterday was the anniversary of D-Day; the first in over a decade I didn’t sit around Mr. Tom’s kitchen table and listen to him reminisce about the events of those days, particularly about a few of the men lost from his ship. So, I remembered for him.

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The History Lesson [A Limerick]

This week’s limerick challenge is based on the prompt “over the years.” Since April I’ve been pondering this article from Chris Gehrz of the Pietist Schoolman. ¬†And so, when the prompt was given, my mind went immediately to history; of course, this would probably happen anyway, given that I, too, teach history. Continue reading “The History Lesson [A Limerick]”

The Veteran

Every year I share a poem for Veteran’s Day, usually something from World War I. This year, I’ve attempted my own. Continue reading “The Veteran”

Minor, Reaching Majority

This week’s limerick was inspired by a photo prompt, meaning it was open-ended. This is both freeing and terrifying. Here’s what I came up with: Continue reading “Minor, Reaching Majority”

Thoughts on Early Morning Rain

This happened yesterday as I enjoyed the first coffee of the day. Continue reading “Thoughts on Early Morning Rain”

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