Tag: Olympic Games

  • Friendship

    Friendship

    “The final kilometers cross level ground. Antonín and I trade places one time, but ski side by side as we approach the finish line at the Stadium.  I move as fast as my tired body allows me.  I watch Antonín from the corner of my eye and wonder if he is trying as hard as…

  • The Olympian, Eighth and Final Movement

    The Olympian, Eighth and Final Movement

    The Olympian, A Tale of Ancient Hellas.  A film treatment in eight movements. Eighth Movement – The Exile Welcomed Home: Simonides completes his narrative.  The Thasians are humbled and now understand that it is indeed Theagenes and his statue that the Oracle refers to as “the exile that must be welcomed back.”  A year has…

  • The Olympian, Fifth Movement

    The Olympian, Fifth Movement

    The Olympian, A Tale of Ancient Hellas.  A film treatment in eight movements. Fifth Movement – The Olympic Games: Simonides tells his new friends what the games are like, the rituals, the ceremonies.  He relates the stade, the opening race, a 200-meter sprint, but focuses on the pyx, the boxing competition.  The Pyx is brutal…

  • The Olympian, First Movement

    The Olympian, First Movement

    The Olympian, A Tale of Ancient Hellas.  A film treatment in eight movements. First Movement – On his annual pilgrimage to the Oracle of Delphi, the poet Simonides meets a contingent of travelers from the island of Thasos.  This is their second visit to the Oracle where they hope to learn what they need to…

  • International Holocaust Remembrance Day

    International Holocaust Remembrance Day

    As we remember those who perished and as importantly those who survived, it may be a good day to read or re-read The Hamsa.   Never Forget.