Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Christmas, Everyone!

Santa Comes But Once A Year But to the Jolly Old Elf It Feels Like a Lifetime--You Try It, Pal!

Santa. . .
-- drunk!

"Wake up, Ma and Pa, Santa's
drinking the spiked eggnog!"

"I need shhhhomethin'
It's cold lugging
all these
from place
to place!
Not to menshun
trying to get
down those
with my
big fat tum!

"So, ho ho ho,
kiddies, I'll just
have another
lil nip to
warm myself up."



Christopher T. George

Let me wish you all the best of the season. Happy holidays and a great 2009 upcoming. I hope the new year will be everything you hope it will be. Good health and prosperity!


Friday, November 14, 2008

Chris George Speaking on the War of 1812 tonight in New York City

Friday evening talk
November 14, 2008
7 pm to 9 pm

Scottish, Scots Irish, Irish, African Americans and Jews in the Battle of Baltimore, September 1814

Christopher T. George, The War of 1812 Symposium

Room 6-495
CUNY Graduate Center
Fifth Avenue at 34th Street
New York City

I will be in New York City Friday and Saturday. Starting on Friday morning, I will be taken around New York City by NYMAS members in a silver Lincoln, no less, to see sites associated with the NYC area Revolutionary War battles. The reason I am doing this, in addition to interest in the events of that time, ins that is has some relevance to the talk I will be giving, in that the first slide I will show in the Powerpoint presentation I will give relates to a British soldier who was involved in events both in New York in 1776 and later in Baltimore in 1814. Full details to be revealed tonight.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Bad Blogger

Yes I know I really don't keep this blog up as I should. It's no secret. I am involved in too many things, such as leading a War of 1812 tour of Baltimore last weekend. Here I am at the beginning of the tour outside the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House in Baltimore, photograph courtesy of Californian Daniel Slosberg during the tour at A Banner Weekend. Thanks, Daniel.

Daniel is in the process of writing captions for the photos. I have though added a number of comments to go along with some of the photographs. Daniel is working up a presentation on Francis Scott Key and the writing of "The Star-Spangled Banner." He is a re-enactor and musician who performs "A Musical Journey Along the Lewis and Clark Trail" (see http://www.cruzatte.com/). He wanted to know what connection California might have to the War of 1812 and I was able to tell him that Commodore Robert Field Stockton, for whom Stockton, California, is named, was an aide to Commodore John Rodgers during the Battle of Baltimore.

Last Sunday was a brilliant sunny day for the tour, just perfect, and the timing of the day just turned out just right. I plan to do a lot more of these tours as I ease from doing "real work" and wish to spend my retirement giving tours and lecturing.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Christopher T. George, Baltimore Reading, Sunday, May 18: Come and Hear Me!

Two turtles - Chris George poetry reading May 18, 2008

New! 2 HEADS Series
Clayton Fine Books
317 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Tel. 410-752-6800

The concept of this series is to feature writers with "day jobs" that, for the most part, appear (at least at first glance) to be different from their artistic proclivities. Each featured writer will share his/her work interspersed with comments/insights as to how that work is or isn't influenced by the "day job." An audience/writer Q&A follows the reading.

The 2 HEADS Series will take place at (and in support of as it's closing in 7 months and will be a loss dearly felt) Clayton Fine Books (Cam and Donna Northouse, proprietors). This bookstore/café (just a hop, skip, jump from the Enoch Pratt Free Library), in a charmingly renovated two-story building, offers some 35,000 out-of-print books in literature, fine arts, history, and biography.

The 2 HEADS Series is offered on the Third Sunday of the month at 3 p.m. - beginning May 18 and running through October 19.

So, please plan to join us and grab a sandwich, soup, or snack while sipping some of the amazing coffees and teas at the wonderful café that’s part of Clayton Fine Books.

May 18 ~ The 2 HEADS Series opens with Christopher T. George ~

Christopher T. George has had poetry in Poet Lore, Smoke, Bogg, Lite, Maryland Poetry Review, and online at Crescent Moon Journal, Electric Acorn, Melic Review, Painted Moon Review, Pierian Springs, the poetry (WORM), and Web Del Sol Review. His work has been anthologized in Poets Gone Wild Anthology (Wild Poetry Press, 2005), Mind Mutations: A Collection (Sun Rising Press, 2005), and Living on Hope Street, a collection honoring the naming of Liverpool, England (Chris's home town) as European Capital of Culture 2008.

Chris is also the editor of Desert Moon Review and an editor at Writer's Block Poetry Workshop Additionally, he is co-editor, with Jim Doss, of the electronic and print magazine Loch Raven Review.
~~ Day Job: Medical editor at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in Washington, D.C. since 2000.

Your cheerful hosts for The 2 HEADS Series are Reginald Harris and Rosemary Klein - operating under the aegis of The Maryland State Poetry & Literary Society (MSP&LS) and Three Conditions Press.