Bill Howard, on documenting the history of Ball's Bluff — Nov. 15, 2018
Bill Howard talks about his new book on an early Civil War battle, at Ball’s Bluff, that served as a rude awakening to the eager Union volunteers — many of them Harvard men who later wrote literary accounts — to the horrors of war. “How should they dream that Death in a rosy clime/ Would come to thin their shining throng?” asked Herman Melville in a poem on the sad legacy of Ball’s Bluff.
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Daughter and mother coach dragon-boat paddlers31:33Anna Judge and Louisa Matthew realize they live in an ageist and sexist society — but, with generous spirits, they are paddling against the current. The mother-daughter duo together coach a crew of dragon boat paddlers. Matthew, the mother, is an art professor at Union College. Judge, her daughter, is a certified personal trainer who led her mother into the sport. “A dragon boat is a 40-foot long, very narrow racing boat,” explains Matthew in this week’s Enterprise podcast. “That became standardized in the 20th Century but it’s based on a thousands-year-old Chinese tradition of racing the big rivers in China.” A dragon boat has 20 paddlers, two to a seat, with a person in the stern who steers and a person in the bow signaling directions, traditionally by drumming. “It’s the national sport of China,” said Judge “so it’s quite big in Asia and has subsequently spread to Australia, New Zealand, and Europe.” It came to the United States through Canada, she said, citing the work of a doctor in British Columbia who changed prevailing medical opinion on exercise for breast-cancer survivors.
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Pastor Holly Cameron says we desire to be connected34:45Holly Cameron loves her church.She has been the pastor of the New Scotland Presbyterian Church for 25 years.“The church is a place to try to understand what is something larger than myself, both within that community of people, and with God,” she says in this week’s Enterprise podcast.She describes her becoming a pastor as a journey.Cameron grew up in Alabama, in a time and place where women weren’t ministers. That time is not necessarily distant as this month delegates to the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting voted to amend their constitution to say their churches must have “only men as any kind of pastor or elder as qualified by Scripture.”
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