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February 4, 2020

This Wednesday, Feb 12 I'm having four screws removed from my foot:

The screws were necessary to repair an injury I sustained November 22 when my ladder slipped as I was cleaning the gutters around the eaves of my house. The ladder fell straight down while I veered...

December 1, 2019

“It was over fifteen years ago. Mother left for the evening with the other grownups, and my cousin Bidzil and I were in charge. Ahiga was elsewhere. We were in Uncle Gus’s trailer playing cards with the little kids. Someone knocked on the door, which was weird right of...

November 30, 2019

Thirty minutes later Katie followed him into the grand entrance of the El Tovar Hotel.

“Good afternoon, may I help you?”

“Room for two, for Dr. Evans.” He looked around at the beautiful rustic hotel, built from massive logs of ponderosa pine and giant slabs of limestone....

November 23, 2019

The other main temple, in fact the largest temple at Ebla, was located in the Lower Town North, and was part of a large cult complex, Ishtar’s Cult Area, also dedicated to the great goddess, in her quality as patron deity of the whole town. Ishtar’s Temple in the Lower...

November 22, 2019

“In Northern Iraq there is a place called Lalish where the Yezidis say the universe was born.”

— Michael J. Totten

 The building itself was a large rectangular block structure with a stone patio on the top of the first floor where people were standing, and talking. The s...

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