“Scientists say the record heat seen in Europe but also North America and parts of Asia this year points to the influence of man-made climate change, and could become more common in future.” -KBTX…Continue
I am not receiving email notifications from discussions I’m following, blog posts I’m following, comments left on my page, messages sent to me, friend invites sent to me, basically al features that…Continue
Anybody picked up a copy of Graham Hancock's new book "Magicians of the Gods: The Forgotten Wisdom of Earth's Lost Civilization"?I have a copy and it looks interesting.Continue
My father was a seafarer in the South Pacific during World War II. I have some of his memorabilia from his time in the Navy during WWII. I myself tried to get into the Navy but they would not take me. Fortunately, the Army was not as concerned about my criminal record and allowed me to join. It was great fun.
My family roots are from Northern Germany, Kiel to be exact. We were hell raisers back then especially in our…Continue
Artists are an interesting breed of people. Their imaginations and ingenuity are very creative. Today we find a wide array of materials available to use in artistic expression. In ancient times trial-and-error in the use of what nature provided was the main means of artistic endeavors.
Chameleons are an interesting creature. Their highly developed ability to change color is very intriguing. In Ancient Peru their urine was used for painting pottery. These artistic pieces were handed…Continue
I’ve half-heartedly asked family members if I could have some of their bones after they died. Of course, the answer I received was a resounding “NO.” A great Yule present could be a family members foot bones made into a necklace.
It seems like bone jewelry and memorabilia was a common practice in some ancient cultures and is a common practice in some contemporary cultures. Tibet is renowned for their bone jewelry today. Most of it is made from yak bones but some is still made from…Continue
I went to visit an old graveyard today. Most of the graves are of people who lived and died in the 1800’s. I have been there before under the cover of darkness but never by the light of day. I wanted to read some of the headstones and see things through a sunny view. It was a beautiful day outside. High wispy clouds, plenty of sun, mild temperatures, and a slight breeze.
The dead speak in many ways. The type of headstone, graveside ornaments, care given the grave, dates and epitaphs…Continue