Monthly Archives: December 2015

We ARE the Species

We are about the place a big exclamation point on 2015 and move on to the new year. What kind of year will 2016 be? That’s far easier to predict than you might suspect. Like every other year in human … Continue reading

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The Sumerian God Dumuzi and the Winter Solstice

Dumuzi (Dumuzid/Tammuz) was called “The Shepherd God” among the ancient Sumerians. The young god courted the goddess Inanna (they are shown together in the image at left). Later, after Inanna’s famous descent into the underworld, Dumuzi frees her by replacing … Continue reading

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Here’s a Video I Wish I’d Made

Every once in a while you come across something on the Internet that absolutely speaks the truth. I had that experience today when I came across this video by a gentleman named Jayson Wiggins. Do you remember that game you … Continue reading

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Freedom of Speech is the Solution Not the Problem

As Ben Franklin was leaving the deliberations of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, he was famously asked by a Mrs. Powell of Philadelphia: “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” “A republic,” Franklin replied, “If you … Continue reading

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