Category Archives: history

Who are You Calling a Philistine?

It’s All Greek to Me Recent news has come out that the Philistines may have actually come from Greece. That makes them “Westerners” to our way of thinking. But it makes the pejorative term ‘philistine’ suddenly suspect. Have we been … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s Solar Eclipse

This was the view from my back yard at the precise moment of the total solar eclipse when it was crossing South America. Not very spectacular, eh? But I have a great excuse: the path of totality was mostly over … Continue reading

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Marianne Williamson: Who Knew?

Now, here’s the thing: politics is a dirty business; the candidates are cutthroat, the policies have hidden agendas, and the promises are soon forgotten. So, when a spiritual teacher decides to throw her hat in the ring, running as a … Continue reading

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Scheering the Sheep

Speaking with Forked Tongues It might seem strange to suggest that soon-to-be-banned single use plastic forks at a Liberal meeting makes Trudeau a hypocrite. But that’s what the Conservatives are trying to do. In the first place, this isn’t an … Continue reading

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U.S. Drones on/about Iran

Yesterday, the United States of America went to the brink of war about the shooting down of its drone over Iran, but then pulled back. If the drone had really been in international airspace, the US would have had the … Continue reading

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Hong Kong: Civil Disobedience

Extradition Protests My friend, Christina, alerted me to an upcoming celestial event which involved Saturn and the Moon. She asked me if it had any special significance. Since the Moon circles the Earth every 28 days or so, I couldn’t … Continue reading

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At This Point in Time: “D-Day” Invasion

via At This Point in Time: “D-Day” Invasion It’s the 75th anniversary today!

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