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Verda, A Short Story

Verda
Verda is one of the stories in Real Dreams:  Thirty Years of Short Stories. It is also available to read on Wattpad. A Brief History of Verda She rises in the evening sky like a beautiful green gem glowing in the early twilight. Watching over the earth, she bathes it in verdant light at the end of each day. She lies closer to our world than [...]

The Mennonites of Paraguay (with Phot...

The Mennonites of Paraguay (with Photos)
This is the full version of the original article. The third in a series on Paraguay’s Chaco region features the local Mennonite communities. The first focused on Filadelfia, the area’s largest town, and the second on the rural Chaco. The final post highlighted the local indigenous community. Enjoy photos and stories from one of Paraguay’s mos [...]

Paraguay

“An island surrounded on all sides by land” is how Paraguayan author Augusto Roa Bastos described his homeland. A small, landlocked country in the heart of South America, Paraguay has had a rich and tumultuous history since its independence in 1811. The country lost half its territory during the 1865-70 War of the Triple Alliance against Arge [...]