Tag Archives: California

Winchester I. The Arrival

There is a famous house in California built the widow of the same Winchester who invented the famous rifle of the same name. Winchester I. The Arrival by Michael Doyle The bell tolls in the dark of night While the … Continue reading

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With Appreciation

A poem of gratitude #15 in appreciation and gratitude for the influence of the California Sound of the 1960s and early 1970s. With Appreciation by Michael Romani There is really all kinds of music But, it doesn’t really abuse it … Continue reading

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Nostalgia For Guantanamo

Next on the series of challenges for Na/GloPoWriMo Day 11 is to write a poem pertinent to places of origin.  It seems to me that regardless of place of birth or my history of Hawai’i and California, the place that … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Retrospective

Lately, it seems I’ve been quietly introspective Caught up in a nostalgic, retrospective Thinking back on times that have long since past All those things that didn’t last Long drives out into the desert to see what we might Long … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Sir Francis Drake’s Famous Voyage Around the World

Sir Francis Drake embarked for South Seas, December 13, 1577 Born in roughly 1540, the English sea captain and privateer, Sir Francis Drake, passed away on January 28, 1596.  Before he did, however, he carried out the second circumnavigation of … Continue reading

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Sonic Gems: No Doubt – Rock Steady

No Doubt is an American rock band that formed in Anaheim, California in 1986.  Since 1994, the band has consisted of Gwen Stefani (vocals), Tony Kanal (bass and keys), Tom Dumont (guitar and keys) and Adrian Young (drums). Rock Steady … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Two Years Before the Mast – Richard Henry Dana, Jr. 

Two Years Before the Mast is Richard Henry Dana’s memoir of a two year sea voyage from Boston to California in 1834.  It was published in 1840.  The book was purposefully and deliberately written in sympathy for the treatment of the … Continue reading

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California Dreamin’

California Dreamin’ by Michael Romani Still pictures form in my mind and remind me Of how much California is like living poetry Tip to tip in every trip a driven fascination It’s a macrocosm at every turn of Californication Us … Continue reading

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