Persephone’s Quest: POST #1 of a weekly exploration For this first Blog, I turn to a story that’s been a struggle. It begins like this: Queen Hera has convened a noisy and contentious cohort of Goddesses on Mount Olympus. Hera: “Girls, ladies, simmer down.” As they settle, she continues, “On the occasion of the vernal… Read More
by Paul Freundlich “Marco Polo during his travels to the Orient…recounts a story he heard, of the “Old Man of the Mountain” who would drug his young followers with hashish. After being drugged, the devotees were said to be taken to a paradise-like garden filled with attractive young maidens. Here, they were told that they were… Read More
From the early days of the Peace Corps, by turns playful and passionate, a lyrical montage of images set to music of the world the Volunteers worked in and the people with whom they worked.