Mailbag - May 2015
Patmos pilgrimage inspires
Thank you for the article on the Holy Week experience in Patmos [Patmos Paradise: Easter on the sacred Greek isle, by Cathy Gordon, April 2015]. The rich descriptions had us all on pilgrimage on this devout island, with the intimacy of family history from Carol Senkel. The beautiful photographs of the “Washing of the Feet” ceremony; Efthymios Koutsanelos, the oldest monk in the monastery; and the sacred Greek artifacts were captivating. I am grateful for your writing blessing me, especially this Easter.
More praise for Patmos
Just wanted to drop you a line and let you know how much I enjoyed the recent article on the Senkels and Patmos. I’m a little biased as they are my in-laws, but I can tell you I got a lot of compliments from friends, and I think you may have directly helped the Patmos tourist industry! I went a few years ago with the whole family, and I can tell you it really is an incredibly special place – all the more so when you have family on the island. Cathy Gordon captured it beautifully! I hope to go back one day for Holy Week like the Senkels did last year. Also, I thought the photos were fantastic. Again, thanks so much, and we love reading the monthly Buzz in our household!
Bradley M. Kirklin
Don’t miss Easter in Greece
Thank you for capturing the tradition coupled with emotion in the Patmos article. Tourists flock annually to Greece in the summer. However, Easter is a not-to-be-missed experience. I hope this inspires your many readers who enjoy traveling to consider putting this on their bucket list.
Editor’s note: Thanks for the kind words. If any readers missed this story and the photos, you can find them at thebuzzmagazines.com. Our searchable website includes everything printed in the four Buzz magazines, plus online-only extras.
Different ways to learn
I really liked your article [Buzz Kidz: New school suits her just fine, by Kori Jane Spaulding, age 11, The Memorial Buzz, April 2015] because it shows all the different opportunities that kids have today. It shows that you don’t have to be bored in school. You can have fun and learn while you are doing it. The article also shows that kids don’t have to read out of textbooks and copy notes down. You can have group projects, which teach kids teamwork. Cornerstone is my school too, and I agree with everything the article states.
Brandon Feeney, age 13
Editor’s note: Brandon, we enjoyed the story too. Thanks for the comment. By the way, we are looking for more young writers. If you or your Buzz-area friends would like to write for our Buzz Kidz column, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Correction: What about the basil?
Editor’s note: Thank you for reading carefully and bringing this to our attention. We apologize for the mistake. We should have listed ½ cup of minced fresh basil in the ingredients list, right after the balsamic vinegar. We have corrected the recipe online at thebuzzmagazines.com. Click on Recipes.
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