Monthly Archives: July 2017

Panoramic Landscape Photography: Past and Present

 

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Poetry: Deep Below the Rich Earth

Deep below the rich earth, lays a reddish brown bird. Every now and then, I hear the reddish brown bird sing at night; songs of solitude and beauty resonate in the cadence of passing time.  I try to ignore the songs but they take root in my memory like words to a contract, as unspoken […]

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Michel Dahamani Gatlif: The Persistence of Memory, Light, and Transnationalism

The Romani people, also known as Gypsies, historically, became widely dispersed ethnic segment throughout the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe.  The Gypsies arrived in Europe from the Middle East in the fourteenth century, either separating from the Dom people or very closely having a similar history. Genetic findings in 2012, suggest they originated in […]

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Antonio Gil Y’Barbo – Pioneer, Deal Maker, and Father of Nacogdoches

Antonio Gil Y’Barbo, known as the Father of Nacogdoches, Texas, was born in 1729 in Los Adaes Presidio, New Spain.  His parents, Spanish colonists, Matheo Antonio Y’Barbo (b. 1698) and Juana Luzgarda Hernandez (b.1705) both born in Spain, were early arrivals to the Los Adaes Presidio, located on the northeastern frontier of New Spain from […]

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