Monthly Archives: June 2018

The Mysterious Bronx River

Donald Trump has been unstoppable in his assault of nature from defunding the EPA to banning the term ‘Global Warming’ in government releases, and rolling back the protective codes enacted over the last half-century. The GOP are happy as pigs in shit by the end to environmental strictures against pollution of water, air, and land. […]

Star Of David

The origins of the Hexagram Star stretch back to Egypt and disappear into the mist of history. The Israelites adopted the six-pointed figure consisting of two interlaced equilateral triangles as the Star of David or Magen David, although some scholars claim that King Solomon favored the symbol after he deserted Yahweh for the worship of […]

MACAM KUMBANG by Peter Nolan Smith

In 1990 I got off the train from Surabaya a little past dawn and headed over to the port of Jakarta. An inter-island ship was departing to Sumatra at noon and I looked forward to a cruise through the Java Sea to the Indian Ocean. As I neared the dock, a man of indeterminable race […]

The Fairy Village of MackWorth Island

In May of 2012 I traveled north to Maine with my sister and her husband. Our destination was their cabin on Watchic Pond. David and I installed the dock in the frigid water as mosquitos attacked our flesh. The entire operation lasted an hour and neither of us complained about the cold. We even celebrated […]

Seven Wonders of the World

The new Seven Wonders of the World was announced on 07/07/07 in Lisbon, Portugal. These modern marvels replaced the ancient septet via an internet poll managed by a filmmaker. The Bangkok Post later listed the modern Ancient Wonders. Millions of people were the jury as opposed to Philon of Byzantium choosing the first seven. One man with one vote picked […]