Weary from another day of travels, you stop and make camp, disappointed by the short distance you have covered. Your back aches, your feet throb. In a snap decision, you upend your rucksack.

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“Now all ties are snapt between us; now I must set off from you.” So says the prince in East of the Sun and West of the Moon, when his trust is betrayed by the woman who has come to love him. It is a bitter scene of despair for the both of them: “What…

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Picture this: You have traveled for months to reach the Northern-most mountain of a distant country. A hermit on top of this mountain holds the answer to an Important Question that burns inside of you. At least, it used to burn inside of you.

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Our team believes that, often, a step forward requires looking back and recalling where we have been. The following is an exhortation from Daniel Hede (Former Director of Banquet and Ball 2018-19 and 2019-20) to prepare for the next Grand Syndicate Ball.  Thoughts upon Banquet & BallDo you remember your first Banquet and Ball? You waited…

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This year is different. We are shaking things up. We are discovering what is essential to the Grand Syndicate Ball and what are the delightful trappings that can be tucked aside, swapped out, restored, re-imagined, or made anew. We are doing hard, demanding work and making difficult decisions. We are having lots of fun. And we are inviting you to…

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