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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