The Gods of Mount Teide: Mythology and Folklore of Tenerife — Glyn Hnutu-healh: History, Alchemy, and Me (Reblog)

The Guanche people were the first known inhabitants of the Canary Islands. Their myths and legends still resonate through the ages giving small glimpses of these remarkable people. Some of their traditions and folklore still endure adding depth, color, and flavor to the modern culture of the islands. The Gods of Mount Teide: Mythology and […]

The Gods of Mount Teide: Mythology and Folklore of Tenerife — Glyn Hnutu-healh: History, Alchemy, and Me

Unity and Cancel Culture — The Imaginative Conservative (Reblog)

When the headlines scream that a politician or church leader is being “divisive,” and the thought police, educators, and culture warriors demand “inclusivity,” it should cause a pause for thought. 1,050 more words

Unity and Cancel Culture — The Imaginative Conservative

Gog and Magog – The Guardians of the City of London — Stephen Liddell (Reblog)

This week saw the annual parade for the Lord Mayor of London which celebrated the 693rd incumbent . Every year as part of one of the oldest civic parades in the world you might catch a glimpse of two fearsome looking but generally kindly looking wicket giants. They are the traditional guardians of the City […]

Gog and Magog – The Guardians of the City of London — Stephen Liddell

BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #354: “YOU’RE NO GOOD”- LINDA RONSTADT – FEBRUARY 15, 1975 — slicethelife (Reblog)

Billboard #1 Hits: #354: ” You’re No Good”- Linda Ronstadt. February 15, 1975. #1 for 1 week in Billboard Hot 100. Single: “You’re No Good”- Linda Ronstadt Record Company-Capitol Genre: Rock Written by Clint Ballard Jr Time: 3:44 B-side” “I Can’t Help It [If I’m Still In Love With You} Album-Heart Like A Wheel Grade: […]

BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #354: “YOU’RE NO GOOD”- LINDA RONSTADT – FEBRUARY 15, 1975 — slicethelife

Whither the origin of chess — Stabroek News (Reblog)

A senior official of the International Chess Federation, known by its French acronym FIDE, once noted that perhaps the game of chess was devised by aliens. I laughed. How ridiculous! The moment passed. However, as I widened my listening and reading skills, the thought that chess was alien oriented did not seem so far-fetched after […]

Whither the origin of chess — Stabroek News

Baikal Zen — Rhapsody Bohème (Reblog)

Via Colin Monteath Life and Mother Nature can be pretty amazing. Check out this beautiful occurrence and forget your troubles for a moment by filling your heart with awe and wonder. This rare phenomenon is called “Baikal Zen.” Rocks that have fallen on the ice of Lake Baikal are heated by sunlight and emit infrared […]

Baikal Zen — Rhapsody Bohème

Three-Dimensional Chess — shadowplay (Reblog)

I read Walter Tevis’s The Queen’s Gambit years ago and loved it. His other filmed books, The Hustler and The Man Who Fell to Earth are great too, and made good movies but the books are still worthy of investigation. The Color of Money doesn’t really have anything much in common with Scorsese’s film and […]

Three-Dimensional Chess — shadowplay

An Inspiring Zen Story……… — Boundless Blessings by Kamal (Reblog)

One day a traveller climbed up on a mountain where he saw a hermit woman meditating with no one around her.  Surprised to see her there all by herself, he asked: “What are you doing here alone in such a solitude place?  You are not scared if something happens to you?”  To which she replied: […]

An Inspiring Zen Story……… — Boundless Blessings by Kamal

There’s more to reading than just looking at the words — The Renaissance Mathematicus (Reblog)

When I first became interested in the history of mathematics, now literally a lifetime ago, it was dominated by a big events, big names approach to the discipline. It was also largely presentist, only interested in those aspects of the history that are still relevant in the present. As well as this, it was internalist […]

There’s more to reading than just looking at the words — The Renaissance Mathematicus

New year resolutions — karlien09 (Reblog)

A New Year’s resolution is a tradition, most common in the Western Hemisphere but also found in the Eastern Hemisphere, in which a person resolves to continue good practices, change an undesired trait or behavior, to accomplish a personal goal, or otherwise improve their life. ~Wikipedia My new year resolutions are usually habits that I want to […]

New year resolutions — karlien09