Tag Archives: History

Sharing Stories

All of us humans are storytellers. Most people won’t write a novel, but everyone shares a story at some time. Perhaps it’s a family memory, or a tale of the glory days of high school, but we all tell stories … Continue reading

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The Ballad of Mercy Wong

Recently I read a book by Stacey Lee called Outrun the Moon. It is set during the 1906 San Fransisco earthquake and is a great story of friendship, love, and survival. Inspired by this  I decided to write a poem about … Continue reading

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Hallowed Ground

On Memorial Day weekend, my family and I visited two Civil War battlefields. I am fascinated with history and going to a place where history happened always makes it come alive for me. You can almost feel the life, death, … Continue reading

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The Raid

On October 12, 1864, about a dozen Confederate raiders crossed the border from Missouri to Davis County, Iowa. They were dressed in Union uniforms and proceeded to blaze a trail of robbery and intimidation across the county before escaping back … Continue reading

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Toss Your Caber

Last weekend I went to my first Tartan Day celebration. Tartan Day is an annual celebration of Scottish heritage. Festivals are held all over the United States in parks and other public spaces. There are a lot of men in … Continue reading

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