Tag Archives: Alfred Lord Tennyson

TCS: Hope Smiles from the Threshold of 2019

Good Morning! ___________________________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: August 6, 2018

August 6th is Fresh Breath Day Hiroshima Day * Root Beer Float Day Wiggle Your Toes Day ______________________________________ MORE! Ann Lee, Teddy Roosevelt and Takako Doi, click

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Word Cloud: NONSENSE

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD If we look behind the mask of Comedy, we will find the face of Tragedy. Laughter may be humanity’s greatest survival skill, a potent weapon against despair and the Unfairness of Life. Today, people in “industrialized … Continue reading

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by NONA BLYTH CLOUD My father’s favorite poem was “Ulysses,” written by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (link below). However, his favorite poet was John Masefield¬†(1878-1967), for his many poems about the sea. Coincidentally, the two men were Poet Laureates of the … Continue reading

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We almost lost the Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), our national bird, symbol of our country, in the 1950s, because of the widespread use of the pesticide DDT. Then in 1962, Rachel Carson’s book, Silent Spring,¬†made people aware of what was … Continue reading

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