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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Early reflections on Vietnam and Cambodia, pt. 1 of 2

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Early reflections on Vietnam and Cambodia, pt. 1 of 2

Our last days in Cambodia were packed with magnificent and mysterious Angkor temples and local culture. Heat and humidity sapped my remaining energy, so I am now composing a final post from the comfort of home. Click on thumbnail images to enlarge. CAVEAT: Please understand that a trip of several […]

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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Confused by Communism in Vietnam

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Confused by Communism in Vietnam

On flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City (formerly, and often still, known as Saigon). First, I want to say how the hearts of all of us on this trip are concerned for those who have borne the wrath of the benign-sounding Sandy. I hope you are all safe […]

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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – 100 km, Signs and Symbols

The Camino is full of symbols and rituals, which can be taken literally, dismissed as silly, or taken metaphorically. Pilgrims of all ages and backgrounds seem drawn into these age old rituals. At any way station or significant marker, pilgrims leave stones brought from home, bandanas, luggage tags from flights, […]

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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Up, up and away — to the muddle and mystery of India

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Up, up and away — to the muddle and mystery of India

A quick note before a bunch of us take off for India. Lots of preparation – reading, movies, visa, shots, packing, repacking.  But how does one prepare emotionally for India? I don’t know. I am going, I hope, with an open heart and mind and no expectations of making sense of […]

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TRAVEL PURSUITS – Vietnam, hmmm?

I (Gary Schoepfel) am afflicted with an advanced case of wanderlust. So, when Ann Kirkland mentioned Vietnam, I found myself accepting before she completed her invitation to accompany another Classical Pursuit’s trip. “Of course, of course” was my immediate and enthusiastic response. After accepting, I took pause. “Vietnam.” Hmmm? The […]

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TRAVEL PURSUITS – India, Poverty, and the Fear of Travelling to Poor Places

TRAVEL PURSUITS – India, Poverty, and the Fear of Travelling to Poor Places

We are rapidly approaching the deadline for booking the Classical Pursuits trip to North India, CONFOUNDED & BEWITCHED: The Strange Rise of Modern India, February 24 – March 11, 2012. I have heard from some of our friends that they feel a bit apprehensive about traveling to someplace so far […]

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TODAY IN LITERATURE – Key West’s Writers in Residence

TODAY IN LITERATURE – Key West’s Writers in Residence

Ah, Key West. Much more than a winter getaway destination, Key West combines a free-spirited ambiance with magnificent coral reefs, a unique historic legacy with an enduring creative sensibility — especially literary. For three-quarters of a century, Key West has been a haven and an inspiration for some of America’s […]

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archaeological

archaeological

Rosemary Gould will be the discussion leader for Classical Pursuits’ spring trip, Founding Farmer; Thomas Jefferson at Home. Rosemary lives in Charlottesville and is eager to share it with Ann Kirkland and other inquiring minds who love great literature, architecture, and history. Rosemary writes: When I first came to Charlottesville […]

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Thomas Jefferson and the Politics of Architecture

In the merry month of May, when the azaleas and dogwood are in full bloom, we will make our way to Charlottesville, Virginia to become better acquainted with that most dazzling of American founding fathers on his home turf, Thomas Jefferson. It is common knowledge that Jefferson was the third […]

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