The music started then, and it has yet to stop, except for an occasional half-beat of silence in which we take it all in.

Mark Elberfeld

Mark Elberfeld grew up in Missouri, Kentucky, and Virginia, and earned a B.A. in English and Art History at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. 

Getting Away from it All

For a few days or weeks each year, this was our real world. We were learning real things, like how to make sassafras tea, how to identify poison ivy (and not to mistakenly brew tea from...


Working for peace is no easy task. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whom we just celebrated and honored, challenged us with his words, beliefs, and actions so that we might live into a fuller...