Tag Archives: Veterans

Solace for Vets from Sophocles

A group has been giving dramatic readings of Sophocles plays in order to reach veterans suffering from PTSD. The results have been astonishing.

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A “Greatest Generation” Vet Reflects

In the reminiscence about his World War II experiences, my father finds it difficult to capture what it was really like

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An Afghan Vet’s Green Knight Encounter

An Afghan vet found his war experience captured by “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.”

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