Archive - December 23, 2014

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Neil Boyer's (Ethiopia 1962-64) Christmas Letter Home
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Call for Submissions: Cahaba River Literary Journal

Neil Boyer's (Ethiopia 1962-64) Christmas Letter Home

What parents, siblings, and friends loved most about our Peace Corps experience were our letters home. Of course, today, there is little need for such letters, given cell phones and the Internet, but in the first years of the agency, letters home (and received) were treasured by all of us. Recently Neil Boyer (Ethiopia 1962-64) sent me an email about his first Christmas letter home. Neil wrote: “My cousin Barbara Duhamel recently supplied me with some of her archives, and they included the holiday letter that I sent from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in December 1962 — the first of many letters.  From the distance of 52 years, some of the contents of this letter seem a little exaggerated and perhaps overly optimistic, but it’s pretty clear I was enjoying my introduction to the Peace Corps.” I asked Neil if I might reproduce the letter for others to share and enjoy. . . .

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Call for Submissions: Cahaba River Literary Journal

Call for submissions Cahaba River Literary Journal Published Bi-monthly (every 2 months) Debuts April 2015 Essays, Fiction, Poetry & BW Photography Subscription: $35 year for 6 issues Call for submissions: We work with new and seasoned writers. We need stories, poems, essays, and BW photography on all subjects, in any form. Editor’s Tips: “Present to me your best works: I want to laugh, cry, be sad, get angry at the story or poem of just have fun sharing it with our readers. I want ‘awe’ when I seen your photos!” Length of stories: no more than 2500 words; poetry no more than 25 lines (only submit 3 poems at one time); BW photos (no more than 5 photos with a short story (no more than 150 words to accompany it as a caption). Pays in copies. EMAIL SUBMISSIONS ONLY. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS MARCH 20th, 2015. Cahaba River Literary Journal 2413 Bethel Rd. Logansport, LA 71049 USA 318-564-6031 Email: marcies04@yahoo.com https://www.facebook.com/groups/1505827313012865/ . . .

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