The author travels to Machu Picchu in Peru to experience adventure and mountain magic.
Religion and Belief
Some Binghamton legends describe ghosts who struggle to reach their lost loved ones…. we think about connections between the past and the present, and bonds between the living and the dead. The column describes notes that Rod Serling’s ghost is said to haunt a carousel in his hometown of Binghamton.
The Poetry of Everyday Life
Guest columnist, Caroline Harris, refleccts on the Jewish Seder and its meaning to her.
Hadigeodönyöh (They Tell Stories): Uniting the Hodínöhŝö:ni:h Community by Performing and Reimagining the Creation Story
The Haudenosaunee Creation Story retains value and relevance as the versions transmit “elaborate lessons unknwon” outside of their contexts and communities. Each version makes a valuable contribution to understanding the lifeways of Haudenosaunee communities.
Evviva San Giuseppe! St. Joseph’s Table Celebrations in Rural Western New York
A portrait of the Catholic Feast of Saint Joseph in western New York State, including what are the elements of a St. Joseph’s Table, and its connections to place, memory, and family.
The author describes an encounter with a feline ghost.
An essay regarding apparitions known as “Shadow People.”
Beliefs about ghosts and the movement of furniture
Down to the Depths
Libby Tucker’s “Good Spirits” column addresses ghostlore of Binghamton University’s basements.
“I Would Rather be Fixated on the Lord”: Women’s Religion, Men’s Power, and the ‘Dignity’ Problem
Primiano studies the Phildelphia chapter of the Catholic group “Dignity” as an expression of vernacular religion among gay and lesbian Catholics.