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Quote of the day

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.

Carl Sandburg


July 4: Lincoln Calls the Civil War a People's Contest

July 1, 1861/2011

Volume 2, Issue 28 (38 Issues Since 15 October 2010)

Lincoln Calls the Civil War a People’s Contest

July 4, 1861. Lincoln addressed a special session of Congress; he had called the special session shortly after… 975 more words

Civil War Book Of Days: 1861

Coffeeshop Tuesday

Halfway through April.

It is cold in Chicago and where there are not skyscrapers, there is sleet. It is in the air and on the ground and thawing from where it landed in my hair. 422 more words


Long steel guns,

Pointed from the war ships

In the name of the war god.

Straight, shining, polished guns,

Clambered over with jackies in white blouses,

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Sunday Contemplation -- Finding Wisdom -- Carl Sandburg

Each generation of Americans is faced with its own challenges–some of them external and some of their own making.  We currently live in a time in which the efficacy of the democratic experiment is once again being challenged from many quarters.  876 more words


National Poetry Month: Carl Sandburg

April is National Poetry Month, so I’m sharing a few lines from my favorite poems all month long:

Your bow swept over a string, and a long low note quivered to the air.

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National Poetry Month