Katie Casey Goes to the Ball Game (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: It turns out the iconic baseball song, “Take me out to the Ball Game,” was originally part of a much longer tune–with an empowering message about a woman who cheers on the games at her local baseball stadium, during a time when women were mostly banned from attending them, apparently.Continue reading “Katie Casey Goes to the Ball Game (A Poem)”

California Tower (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Someday, I’ll need to really spend a great deal of time in Balboa Park–where there are so many museums, a botanical garden, and several other historic places.]              A tower stretches upwards              through the San Diego skies                (for more than 200 feet)         above a myriad of historicContinue reading “California Tower (A Poem)”

Mysteries Uncovered (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I love visiting museums of all kinds. There is so much time and care put into arranging all the exhibits and sharing the knowledge they contain with anyone curious enough to see them.] I used to believe that museums     were where the past slumbered     undisturbed except by thoseContinue reading “Mysteries Uncovered (A Poem)”

Mountain Tales (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Mountains surround the place where I live, filled with interesting folktales and historical notes from the past.] Folks have talked about the trails        which weave like unraveled yarn   through the mountains yonder         …. just folks from around these parts                          like those grizzly old men who                              Continue reading “Mountain Tales (A Poem)”

Soot Stains

Retold by Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Throughout high school, I volunteered at the local museum that opened its doors during my freshman year. Its curator, a wonderful older woman by the name of Margaret, turned what was essentially her childhood home into a spot where any visitors could learn about the history of our area.Continue reading “Soot Stains”

A Few Interesting Facts about St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Throughout the United States, parades fill city streets and people celebrate the cultural heritage of the Emerald Isle. It is a time of great festivity, with roots that stretch back several centuries. Here are a few interesting facts surrounding this wonderful occasion: 1) St. Patrick’s Day was founded in 1631 byContinue reading “A Few Interesting Facts about St. Patrick’s Day”

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