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Written History Reflects The Biases Of The Historian

History is not what historians write. It is, rather, all of the things that happened in the past, from the mundane to the most spectacular. It is impossible to capture everything in any single, coherent narrative, and the actual, factual occurrences that everyone faces, the real history as it ...

Knowledge Has Been Lost To Time

We’re standing in front of a 72-foot long knee wall that boasts a mural from end-to-end, depicting two groups of warriors locked in battle: on one side are jaguar warriors, armed with spears, obsidian knives, and round shields, battling an army of bird warriors. The palace we’re in was ...

An Abrupt Introduction To Sally’s Struggle

Monday morning quarterback. The saying began in professional football. Radio talk shows cropped up to discuss in detail the previous day’s game. Which team won, which team lost. As the experts provided in-depth analysis of the game, the talk show expanded to include call-ins. Regular folks ...

Add This One To Your List Of Things To Do

How many times do we hear kids complain there’s nothing to do, and that they’re bored? We get on their cases about finding something to do, or some make the investments in video game equipment just so we won’t have to listen to them complain about the lack of entertainment in their ...

Tracking Dogs Require Special Licenses

Around the first of the year, I like to scroll through the documents on my computer, seeing if any need to be in a file together, or maybe deleted. This year, I found a document from 2008 about black bear tracking dog licenses. There are no notes to indicate why I would have saved this ...

A History With Sled Dogs

When my son was growing up, we had a white German Shephard. It was not the ideal dog since we lived on a farm. That beautiful white fur was often covered with grease or animal waste depending on where she was. When I went to the hospital to have a baby the dog refused to eat. I had been the ...