Jay Holland

My exposure to the wisdom of these ancient historians, playwrights, and philosophers has been as illuminating as any educational experience I’ve ever had. Thank-you to you and your fellow educators for making this opportunity available to me.

I could not stop reading this assignment [“American Ajax”]. I don’t recall ever hearing about “Theater of War” but can certainly see how it might impact an audience of combat veterans and their families. Although it has been many years since my tour of duty in Vietnam, the emotions expressed by these people are something I readily relate to. My first marriage was totally destroyed, and my second, was severely affected, by my inability to grapple with my demons. It was only after I sought help from the VA that I was given a second chance by my family to assume my rightful place among the living. Sophocles knew exactly what he was doing 2500 years ago.