Category Archives: C.K. Thomas

Posts by C.K. Thomas

Fanfare for the Art of Fans

Fanfare for the Art of Fans by C. K. Thomas Have you ever wondered why you’re drawn to certain items, possibly fascinated enough to collect them? Gift shops in museums, historic homes, strip malls, and antique stores sometimes offer lovely … Continue reading

Posted in C.K. Thomas | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

A Poet’s Inspiration

A Poet’s Inspiration by C. K. Thomas While rummaging through my Inspirations folder, I ran across this quote: “When my grandson Billy and I entered our vacation cabin, we kept the lights off until we were inside to keep from … Continue reading

Posted in C.K. Thomas | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Amazing Sailor, Metal Sculpture, and Author – Alice Otsuji Hager (09-13-1920 to 01-13-2014) by C.K. Thomas As a second-generation Japanese American, Alice Otsuji Hager spent time during World War II in the Gila River Relocation Camp, along with her parents … Continue reading

Posted in C.K. Thomas | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Portrait in Words

A Portrait in Words by C. K. Thomas “Letters, we get letters. We get stacks and stacks of letters. Dear Perry, would you fill a request and sing the song I like best?” Perry Como took song requests on his … Continue reading

Posted in C.K. Thomas | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Rosie Napravnik – Woman Jockey Among the Firsts

Rosie Napravnik – Woman Jockey Among the Firsts by C.K. Thomas Rosie Napravnik has ridden in all three thoroughbred, dirt-track races that make up the famous Triple Crown: The Kentucky Derby – Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky; The Preakness Stakes – … Continue reading

Posted in C.K. Thomas | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Peggy Hull, U. S. War Correspondent: 1889-1967

Peggy Hull, U. S. War Correspondent: 1889-1967 by C.K. Thomas In 1918, Peggy Hull’s appointment as the first woman to be officially accredited by the War Department as a U.S. War Correspondent changed a longstanding policy of barring women from … Continue reading

Posted in C.K. Thomas | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Dr. Peggy Whitson, Astronaut

Dr. Peggy Whitson, Astronaut By C. K. Thomas Remember her and her historic accomplishment: on April 24, 2017, Peggy Whitson set a more than 534-day record for the most days ever spent in space by a NASA astronaut! It’s also … Continue reading

Posted in C.K. Thomas | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment