Month: June 2015

Skull Talk: Labyrinth’s Ancient Practice in Modern Life

– On a recent Saturday I traveled two hours to drop off my son and his friend at their weekend drum corps practice. I took a detour on my return trip to visit Wisdom House, a retreat and conference center located in Litchfield, Connecticut and home to what is believed to be the first outdoor labyrinth in the state. Though the origins are not clear, the earliest known labyrinths date […]

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Museum Spotlight: Danbury Railway Museum

–   The Danbury Railway Museum’s mission is to “educate the public as to the history of railroading and to the role of the railroads as part of our local and national heritage, and to engage in any and all activities convenient to said purposes.” This museum is filled with character and fun for people of all ages. It is located in downtown Danbury, Connecticut, and is a great place […]

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Family History Series: Hell on Earth

– Your soul is oftentimes a battlefield, upon your reason and your judgment wage war against your passion and your appetite. —Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet Dwight never mentioned keeping a war diary. My great-aunt Helen, his wife, found it in a locked desk drawer after he passed away. It’s a violent telling. Dwight was captured by the Japanese from his base on the island of Corregidor in the Philippines during […]

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Rediscovered Stories: Interview with Behind the Crooked Cross Filmmaker Christine Lalla

–  A Q&A by Melissa Gordon   PY: What inspired you to submit to Poor Yorick?   CL: The swastika is such a potent symbol that I wanted as many people as possible to understand its history and why some cultures continue to use the symbol. By sharing knowledge, we widen our outlook and progress our creativity. Spreading positive information serves to educate, and I believe Poor Yorick is a great […]

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