Monthly Archives: December 2013

Pleased to announce the publication of “Reveries” by Telling Our Stories Press

I would like to thank CoCo Harris for placing my poem “Picking Through Pockets and Pocketbooks”  in her anthology Reveries published today by Telling Our Stories Press. Please visit the web site below for the announcement page for the book. … Continue reading

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Please check out web sites of the publishers of my poems!

Outrider press can be contacted at the address below. Also, you can click on the anthology name below and read a review from the Booklist site. You have to register (for free) to read the review. Music in the Air … Continue reading

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Vocabulary – Encyclopedia Britannica – 1929 – Vol 1 – A-Anno

Vocabulary – Encyclopedia Britannica – 1929 – Vol 1 – A-Anno As I alluded to in the first of this series of excerpts (this is the 7th) from the EB 1929,  I find “anachronisms, unusual words, arcane subjects” in my … Continue reading

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Encyclopedia Britannica and the Ottoman Empire

There are many, many articles on famous persons of the Ottoman Empire. Pages 67-68 alone list 4 poets. I list those 4 below and researched examples of their poetry: Abul-‘Ala Ul-Ma’arri (973-1057), Arabian poet and letter writer. Examples are below … Continue reading

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14th (1929) edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica-more of the “A”s

Next we come to Ivar Aasen (1813-1896) Norwegian philologist and lexicographer. The EB states “…Aasen did no less than construct out of the different material at his disposal, a popular language… for Norway.” This constructed language became the official language … Continue reading

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14th (1929) edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica-let’s start with the “Aa”s

Now to skim the surface of the first Volume 1 of Volume 14 (1929) of the Encyclopedia Britannica. What and who do we find here? I will paraphrase the actual narrative. Francis Van Aarssens (1572-1641)-Dutch Diplomat and Statesman. Johan van … Continue reading

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14th (1929) edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica – Who wrote it?

What follows is a listing of authors I recognized who wrote articles for this edition of the Britannica: US History Andrew Mellon – US Secretary of Treasury General John J. Pershing – US Army Alfred E. Smith – Governor of … Continue reading

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14th (1929) edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica – Preface

Volume 1 of the 14th (1929) edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica contains a Preface. Here the history of the Encyclopedia is described as well as what changed from edition to edition. In the chapter “Twenty Years Ago” of the Preface, … Continue reading

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Encyclopedia Britannica – 1929 14th edition… beats Google or Wikipedia!

Yes in some ways having a hardcopy volume has its advantages over Google or Wikipedia,  you can browse and find information  you would have never known ( and some you never cared to know ) and all in alphabetic order. That … Continue reading

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H.G. Wells, The War of The Worlds and the Middle Class

I am reading H.G. Wells “The War of the Worlds” and came across this very telling section on what the author thinks of the middle class and how they will fair as domesticated food for the invading Martians, from Chapter … Continue reading

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