Tuesday, January 3, 2012

They Still Like Me! LOL!

The results are in for Emerging Civil War!! Their stats are amazing--although I knew they would be--and they compiled a Top Ten List for 2011.

I am very pleased and proud to announce that my post, "I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day," was number 3 on the list of Top Ten reads. This was the post concerning the origin of the Christmas carol of the same name, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

It is a sweet, sad story, and rereading the words, with the inclusion of the stanzas usually left out because of their Civil War references, is a chilling experience. The American Civil War touched so many--the famous, the unknown, everyone in between.

It still touches many of us.

My deepest thanks to Kris and Chris, of ECW, for giving me the opportunity to be part of their blog. It is a charge I take very seriously.


  1. I am glad they like you! I recently found your blog and enjoy it very much. It is always a treat to find your work at ECW.

  2. Thanks, Steve--I checked out The Picket, and added it to my list. And--thanks for the kind words about my ECW work! Huzzah! And--I am a serious Fitz John Porter fan as well!

  3. I congratulate you on on the most out of this world news. It shows that people see your talent that I knew was there all along. Christmas songs are good to listen all year and have picked one of my favorites, I wonder if people know that verses have been taken away from the whole. I am curious if that would the meaning somehow? Doea this mean you'll be giving up Blogging here at Blogger?

  4. Thanks--I was pretty stoked about it as well. I will NOT be giving up this blog at all. It is a different type of blog anyway--a lot less formal, and not quite so historic. Just my thoughts on what is going on with writing a book, which is very difficult, and now the Master's--so there seem to be plenty of things about which to write. As long as people keep reading . . .