Archive - April 12, 2011

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The Caddie Who Won The Masters, A New Novel by John Coyne (Ethiopia 1962-64)
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An RPCV'S Version of the Peace Corps Sit-In

The Caddie Who Won The Masters, A New Novel by John Coyne (Ethiopia 1962-64)

For those who wish to prolong the pleasure of the recent Masters, here’s a book for you. (If I can suggest my own novel, The Caddie Who Won the Masters, published on April 7, 2011, the opening day of the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Course.) Briefly, here’s what the book is all about, as described by a “golf blogger” on her site today: “After watching the dramatic finish of The Masters, I couldn’t help but feel a longing for more visions of Augusta National Golf Course. The azaleas in bloom, the walk through Amen Corner, the history that surrounds this golf mecca has me wishing the first major of the season was just beginning and not at an end. “For book lovers who also wish to prolong the magic of The Masters golf tournament, John Coyne has written The Caddie Who Won The Masters a suspenseful novel about a middle-aged amateur’s seemingly impossible . . .

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An RPCV'S Version of the Peace Corps Sit-In

[Yesterday, April 11,  I posted a blog by a right-winger Thomas F. Roeser, “An RPCV Sit-In at the Peace Corps” about RPCVs taking over the Peace Corps HQ back in 1970 to protest the Vietnam War. Elaine Fuller (Colombia 1963-65) was one of those RPCVs. At the time she was co-chair of the Committee of Returned Volunteers (CRV) – the first group formed by RPCVs, and their object was to protest the war. For several years -beginning in the ’60s – Elaine was in the anti-war movement, mostly working with the Quakers. Then in the 1980s she went to work for an investment firm (who said Volunteers aren’t flexible?) and worked for Drexel Burnham Lambert (it later went bankrupt in a very spectacular way thanks to Mike Miken – he wasn’t in the Peace Corps!) After that she started teaching economics part-time, spent several years working on a Ph.D. in . . .

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