The One Earth

The Explorers Poem Celebrating Space Travel We are the one earth, and we have traveled very far. We yearned when we looked out upon the arrow That points to the marrow of the galaxy. Oh, how we longed to stretch the bow and let it fly! Let it carry us in its wake, Like a …

Empire

Cardo

The Cardo I took this photo of the Roman cardo in Jerusalem in 1999, using a camera with a size 110 film cartridge, which contained 17.5 mm film (half of 35 mm). Apologies for the reduced image quality, but I chose something personal rather than a stock photo. The cardo, or cardo maximus, was the …

The Epic Poem

The epic, or epic poem, is an ancient literary form that tells the story of a hero’s mighty deeds. The Iliad and the Odyssey by Homer are familiar epic poems. Estimated to be written in the 8th century BC, the Iliad tells of the Trojan War, which occurred in the 13th or 12th century BC. …

The Little Warrior

This story is based on the character Ilyani, “the little warrior,” in the book Deehabta’s Song, by Stephen Alder. “Ilyani! Get up here!” Miram yells. A young girl turns rapidly in her chair and faces her teacher, plopping her hands on the desk in front of her. “I dint do anything Madam Miram!” A boy …

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