American History / Anthropology / Christopher Colombus / Early American Settlement / Explorers / Islam / Judiasm / Puritans / Religion / Religions

Book Review: One Nation Under Gods, A New American History by Peter Manseau

I published this book review for a weekly newspaper out of London and Dubai.  This book features thoroughly documented history, but it’s a page turner.  For anyone receptive to breaking the mold on what most of us have been taught about Columbus and his voyage, this book makes for fascinating reading.  Definitely on my all-time favorites list, and for a … Continue reading

Anthropology / Archaeology / art / Arts & Culture / Culture / Curiosities / Middle East / Religion

An Evening of Yemeni Silver

Silver Treasures in the Land of Sheba Hearing the Queen of Sheba, one conjures the notion of a majestic South Arabian woman of the Sabaean people, who traveled by camel caravan to Jerusalem bearing spices, frankincense and myrrh, jewels and gold, on a mission to test King Solomon’s wisdom.  Her people lived in an area … Continue reading

Archaeology / Curiosities / Middle East / Religion / Science

A Niche Conference on “The Single Most Studied Artifact in Human History”

A friend in the electronic voting business really took me by surprise today announcing that she planned to attend this conference about the Shroud of Turin! There’s a global community of scientists, archaeologists, and people across faiths who’ve been captivated by the widely presumed association between this shroud and the crucified Jesus.  I copied directly … Continue reading

Curiosities / Religion / Science

I finally listened to the debate: “Is Creationism Viable” with Bill Nye and Ken Ham, (allow 1.5 hours)

The Debate: “Is Creationism Viable” with Bill Nye and Ken Ham I’ve wanted to dig a bit deeper into this science vs. faith debate, especially after the controversy over text books. This debate lays out both sides quite clearly. There’s plenty of cause to remain concerned about the growing trend/popularity in American society of questioning … Continue reading