Tag Archives: Angela Raines

The Power of Poetry

Post (c) Doris McCraw What is it about poetry that touches the soul? What makes certain combinations of words haunting, happy or beautiful? This poem by Helen (Hunt) Jackson may help us understand the power of words. Glimpses As when … Continue reading

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The Many Names of Helen Hunt Jackson

Post (c) Doris McCraw Helen Hunt Jackson is not a well-known name to many. This of course is partially due to the fact she died in 1885. Additionally, she had many names during her lifetime, one of which was not … Continue reading

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It Happened On This Day

Post by Doris McCraw It’s July 10, 2017 and do you know what happened on this day? I’ve always found these pieces of history fascinating. Maybe it’s the researcher in me, or maybe it’s just an insatiable desire to know.  … Continue reading

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Hidden Talents

Post (c) Doris McCraw We all have hidden talents.  It is something that can be a journey to excitement, joy, and maybe even a little pain.  How many people say, “If only…” or “I’d love to, but…”? What would happen … Continue reading

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History’s Value

post (c) Doris McCraw I had the privilege to attend the 14th annual Pikes Peak Library District’s History Symposium.  The topic this year was “Enduring Legacies and Forgotten Landmarks, the Built Environment of the Pikes Peak Region”.  You can view … Continue reading

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Remember! Don’t Let Them Be Forgotten

Post by Doris McCraw There is something about devotion to the awareness we are meant for something bigger than ourselves. As we in the United States celebrate Memorial Day, it seemed appropriate to honor and learn about a few who … Continue reading

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Disasters

Post (c) Doris McCraw Disasters! You may be thinking I’m out of my mind, especially with all the media covering the events of the last few years. Well, that’s exactly why I am writing about disasters. You see, the local … Continue reading

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Anticipation

Post (c) Doris McCraw For those who are old enough, Carly Simon had a hit back in the day with the song ‘Anticipation’.  The words tell the story of someone who is anticipating a relationship. Listening to it the other … Continue reading

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Painting with Words

Post (c) Doris McCraw This post is about painting with words, letting the words do the work that pictures usually do. We all use them, it is how we communicate. Still many can’t or don’t read. There are those who … Continue reading

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Early Days On The West Side of Pikes Peak

Post (c) Doris McCraw With the release of the latest Pikes Peak Library Districts History Symposium book, “Disasters of the Pikes Peak Region”, I thought I’d share a bit from my chapter, ‘ The Cripple Creek Volcano: a thirty-five million … Continue reading

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