Wednesday, August 6, 2008
A Different World
Our older son returned on Monday from a First UCC mission trip to Alamosa, Colorado, to work on Habitat for Humanity projects (Will learned stuccoing) and volunteer in the La Puente shelter. The group also visited a mushroom farm that employs migrant workers from Central and South America. Will reports getting evasive answers to questions about wages and benefits for the workers. In addition to being exposed to a different world of homelessness and poverty, Will was exposed to an entirely different landscape. In the course of a single week, he went from damp, green landscape of England to the desert landscape of southern Colorado. This photograph was taken by Daniel Mueller, a talented young photographer who also participated on the trip. That's Will on right.
My poem " Phrasebook " has been published online in Ergon: Greek/American Arts and Letters .
The frontispiece from Countee Cullen's The Black Christ and Other Poems (1929). Illustration by Charles Cullen. Click to enlarge. On...
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