Mini-Epic Poetry: Agency and Free-Will by Nicole Coonradt
Greece / Poetry

Mini-Epic Poetry: Agency and Free-Will by Nicole Coonradt

Special mini-epic poetry feature by Nicole Coonradt. I teach Great Books at a small liberal arts college. In the first of a two-course sequence, students read texts from the Ancient to Medieval periods, beginning with Homer and concluding with Dante. Those questions regarding human agency and divinity continue to inform our understanding of literature, but … Continue reading

The Muddy and the Clean, Gapu Murnuk
Art / Cultural Heritage / Indigenous & Aboriginal

The Muddy and the Clean, Gapu Murnuk

Gapu Murnuk, the coming together of freshwater and saltwater, the muddy and the clean. The unity of which demonstrates the perfect balance and harmony in nature being connected, one, and alive. The Milingimbi Art and Culture of Australia brings Gapu Murnuk, an exhibition of bark paintings, weavings, and painted poles, to Washington, DC exhibiting the designs … Continue reading

Spies in the Family: Dillon and Polyakov’s Friendship that Helped End the Cold War
Books / International / Leaders & People

Spies in the Family: Dillon and Polyakov’s Friendship that Helped End the Cold War

The spy business is personal. Eva Dillon, author of “Spies in the Family” draws back the curtain of the Cold War to reveal the human side of two remarkable spies – one American, her father, Paul L. Dillon and the other codenamed TOPHAT, General Dmitri Fedorovich Polyakov, a Soviet intelligence officer, who volunteered to spy … Continue reading

HAWC: Violence is Local, Be Ready
Greece / Leaders & People

HAWC: Violence is Local, Be Ready

Leading security experts joined the Hellenic American Womens Council (HAWC) 23rd annual conference “Recognize the Threat: Be Ready to Act” to raise awareness and provide practical solutions to mitigate any direct threat. Many may say, “terrorism or violent acts won’t happen where I live”. However, Dr. Terry Gudaitis, founder of Mindstar Security and Profiling; Debra Anderson, … Continue reading