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Armed with Imagination
Imagination armed this youthful knight—
a plywood shield and sword of sapling wood
created echoes in the neighborhood
of backyard battles fought in fading light.
Envision how we must have been a sight
to see—a panorama understood
by only we who fought each chance we could
while lacking rhyme or reason for a fight.
The best of memories those days remain:
each noble quest and faux chivalric deed.
Forever will they be accompanied
with yearning for just one last grand campaign.
A special education case manager looks back fondly on his years in band as an important activity that taught leadership, teamwork, musicianship, and more.
I still recall those days of marching bands
when bonded by a fierce esprit de corps
we stepped in time and played into the stands;
not holding back, we left them wanting more.
They came to see each small town halftime show
what seems to me a lifetime long ago.
What seems to me a lifetime long ago,
we’d test our skills against the other band...
The Akune family had 4 brothers who fought in World War II.
But it wasn’t until the war was over that the incredible story, as detailed in records, surfaced.
Though they had all fought in the same war, they had not fought on the same side. Two had fought for the U.S. and two for Japan.
The following traditions involving death were once commonly observed in the United States and elsewhere in the English-speaking world. While you may find the occasional instance of one of these traditions being practiced today, they are mostly relegated to history.
Growing up in the Ozarks, the James brothers have the added distinction for me of being local legends. Jesse James and his brother Frank were members of Quantrill’s Raiders, a Confederate bushwhacker group during the Civil War. After the Civil War ended, the brothers formed various criminal gangs which engaged...
The following five weight loss supplements were once among the most popular on the U.S. market. But it is all fun and games until someone ends up dead. Found to have deadly side-effects, these supplements were quickly banned or voluntarily withdrawn from the market under the direction of the Food and Drug Administration.
Todd Davis has done an excellent job showing consumers what NOT to do, including the negative consequences of sharing your sensitive personal information.
Perhaps motivational posters do have a place in the work environment, but they are not magical keys to productivity, and there is the possibility they will do more harm than good.
Whether or not bullying is a learned behavior or an instinctual one, respect is taught, and adults must be the teachers.
As springtime approaches, the memory of shared losses endured in 2016 is still fresh in our collective minds, compounded by the slow, steady accumulation of additional stage exits in this New Year.