Month: December 2018

Back To Mesquite Days After The Festive Days Of Cedar And Fir

This article by Ray Spitzenberger first appeared in IMAGES for December 27, 2018, East Bernard Express, East Bernard, Texas.             Finally, we move on from the cedar and fir of Christmas joy and jubilation to the mesquite reality of mundane, even harsh, everyday life. Just about everybody experiences the let-down feeling …

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The Joy Of Christmas Singing…Or Making A Joyful Noise

This article by Ray Spitzenberger first appeared in IMAGES for December 20, 2018, East Bernard Express, East Bernard, Texas.             It has been noted many times by many people that churches are filled twice a year, — Christmas and Easter. While not all churches have services on Christmas Day, for …

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American Poets are Alive, Well, and Perky

This article by Ray Spitzenberger first appeared in IMAGES for December 13, 2018, East Bernard Express, East Bernard, Texas.             The earliest poems created in English were composed by male warriors in beer halls. Beowulf is a case in point. In Anglo-Saxon England, composing and reciting poems about bravery in battle …

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