Well, it wasn’t actually the old departed souls there that were tormented by my appearance at the park, but rather one old stogy local Kennesaw resident. I had just finished reading the U.S. Infantry memorial plaque at Pigeon Hill and was walking back to the main footpath when he appeared from the opposite direction.
“Anything worth reading over there?” he inquired.
“Yes,” I replied. “It’s a dedication to the Northern troops who crossed this field and stormed the hill.”
This, I soon came to know, was the wrong answer. Continue reading
As some of you may know, I have an interest in all things historical; but more so in all things war-related in history. I have visited almost every major battlefield from the French and Indian War, Revolutionary War, and Civil War, and everything in between. I do not profess to be a great war strategist; nor a scholar on such related topics.
What always has been my fascination is the human conflict involved in such battles: the resolve, the courage, the ultimate sacrifice for cause and country. The casualties, damage, fear, pain and sorrow. These powerful human emotions have always left me speechless and a bit bewildered as to the gravity at such places of great carnage. Continue reading
1.) stimulation or arousal of the mind, feelings, etc., to special or unusual activity or creativity.
Recently, with my new project being mostly mixed and finishing up, I’ve been asked by various persons involved, “What is that song about?” Or, “What inspired that lyric?”
At first I was a bit confused. Perhaps my writings were not quite up to par? Or too vague? When I queried back, “What do you think the song is about?” I received replies of such varied degree and nature that I felt a bit uneasy, to say the least. Continue reading