Month: February 2016

Rediscovered Stories: Poet Robinson Jeffers’s Sanctuary: Tor House

by Jeannette Ronson – Most poets and writers dream of a reclusive retreat on a beach where the only sounds are the lapping of waves and the screech of seagulls. American poet Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962) not only dreamt it but also built it. Assisting in the construction of his granite home known as Tor House facing the Carmel-Big Sur beach, his philosophy for living in awe of nature pervaded his physical […]

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Rediscovered Stories: Work, Warmth, and the Straw Hat of Vincent van Gogh

by Catherine D’Andrea – “What one wears on the outside reflects what goes on in the heart.” —Anna and Dorus van Gogh (parents of Vincent) Hats provide protection against the elements and express our sense of style. Hats, caps in particular, can also signify our interests and associations: athletic, academic, professional, and commercial, among others.1 With a few exceptions, rules of etiquette pertaining to hats have eased in the Western […]

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John’s Sword by Justin Freeman

  Dearest Brother, Have no worry Hen, if there is one thing you don’t have to worry about it is my steadfast approach to learning here at Trinity College. I have no intentions of being anything less than the best I can be, the best I want to be. I shan’t waste one hour and betray the efforts that the fifteen of us have been giving since the very first […]

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The Tapestry by Ashley Rodriguez

  Hankow, China June 7th, 1901 Dearest Mother and Father, It is with my greatest pleasure that I send you a lovely, hand made, embroidered tapestry for your 35th anniversary. This tapestry depicts a scene from a traditional Chinese wedding and it reminded me of the blessings you have witnessed during your wedding and marriage. I had this made for you two especially, because it has been ages since we’ve […]

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Empty by George Deontay

  George worked very hard but he never got to make the most of his life because he died so young at the age of 25. He fought in the Spanish-American war when he was only 22 years old.  His family took pride in war and joining the army, and so did he. He traveled to Puerto Rico during the war with his helmet and his brothers Philip and Jonnie. […]

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Clinic Chair by Alix Arroyo

  I am a chair. I hate my surroundings, because all I have ever seen is disease, death, and pain. As I look around the clinic, I see many different oils and potions. John B. McCook experiments with various mixtures to create medicine and vaccines to apply to his clients. John has me bolted to the ground, and I feel like a slave. I’ve suffered as John’s chair because he […]

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My Beauty by Chantel Tetreault

  He said it was a surprise. But why would he want to surprise a pregnant woman? Our chickees might be enthralled, But what is so important that he quit his business trip? It’s only 1867 and he said he met a man named Albert Krafft. The stories of his trip brings on reminiscence. I’m jealous of him for seeing the greats; He sees what I saw years ago.  He […]

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