Featured Essays

A Taste of Honey

Malcolm Marchman, January 17, 2014

They say that a taste of honey is worse than none at all. Let me explain. As a child, I was a voracious reader. I imagined myself sitting among the founding fathers as they risked their lives debating the single words that would comprise the Declaration of Independence. I also had the privilege of watching the life of Dr. Martin Luther King on a grainy black and white television in the 1960's.

PPCC Voice

A Promise of War

David Musgrove, November 25, 2013

I couldn’t sleep sometimes. And when I could, it didn’t really matter. I was always off somewhere, in dreams of day and night, always somewhere other than where I really was at the moment. I was in the field. I was in the water. I was in the jungle. I was in the dark in the snow. And I was in the sand.

Artist Voices

Extreme Reactions

Elizabeth Boucher, May 5, 2014

Theatre is meant to be entertaining, shocking, revealing, and oh so many more things as well. Comedies delight the senses and tickle the mind. Tragedies make souls fear and cry for humanity. A good drama will stop your breath and push you to the edge of your seat. The most amazing plays will have people love it, hate it, or talk about it afterwards. Even better ones will do all three at once. Extremities by William Mastrosimone is one such amazing play


Lovin' It

Julie Berogan, April 7, 2014

Unlike Mr. Squarepants who sees his work as the best job ever, and happily prepares the krabby patties, most fast food employees aren’t exuberant or striving to attain the golden spatula. In fact, they don’t even want to be there. Watching the clock becomes an activity. The minutes melt away like the grease on the patties. Attitudes reflect that minimum wage loosely translates to minimum effort.


How Do I Serve? Contest

August 25, 2014

Don't miss the Parley Writing and Art contest for Year of Service. Tell us or show us about how you serve others in the community.