January 10th, 2007

Cultural Traditions in Mourning

Argosy sent me this way...


Just a quick plea for assistance.

I am going to be teaching a class on Loss and Dying to my Religious Education students who are 12 - 15 years old.

I am looking for different musical selections to represent different culture's bereavement traditions. Songs played at funerals, etc.


I am not finding specific selections named in my Google search so I don't know what to look for.

Any help naming a selection (and musician) would be greatly appreciated.

Peace,

Jules

Russian male prostitution. And vodka. Of course.

This is one for all your Russians/ wells of Russian knowledge.

a) where would one go to pick up a male prostitute in modern day Moscow. Preferably gay, bisexual, or ideally "gay for the money"?

b) would it be acceptable to use the euphemism "tour guide" when requesting/offering these kind of services?

c) What's a good brand of horseradish flavored vodka? Like one that a cocky young Russian man probably couldn't afford but would drink if given the opportunity? Googling found Sputnik, but are there any more traditional Russian brands?

This was tough to google.

MF Update

6 new markets have been added to market_finder and somewhere between 15-20 new markets have been posted to the MF Forums -- including some with deadlines coming up. On the forums, we currently have 223 poetry markets, 350 short fiction markets, 9 anthos, 3 markets for odd length stories (novellettes, etc), 9 book presses, 3 agents, 4 chapbook presses, and 15 market lists.

And still nowhere near done with the short fiction and poetry markets still in my bookmarks. ;)
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