Lovely church in So. Africa

The UK firm Steyn Studio has completed the design of a chapel in South Africa’s western cape province. set within a vineyard, the building’s sculptural form mirrors the outline of the surrounding mountain ranges, while simultaneously referencing the region’s distinctive cape dutch architecture. noticeably designed without a traditional spire, the roof canopy has been constructed … Continue reading Lovely church in So. Africa

The sickle sword of Assyrian king Adad-nirari I.

The sickle sword of Assyrian king Adad-nirari I.Dates to ca. 1307–1275 B.C., northern Mesopotamia, 54.3 cm long, and made of bronze.This curved sword bears the cuneiform inscription “Palace of Adad-nirari, king of the universe, son of Arik-den-ili, king of Assyria, son of Enlil-nirari, king of Assyria,” indicating that it was the property of the Middle Assyrian king Adad-nirari I … Continue reading The sickle sword of Assyrian king Adad-nirari I.

Aginares Me Koukia, from Saveur

Aginares Me Koukia, from Saveur INGREDIENTS 6 tbsp. fresh lemon juice 8 medium artichokes (or 10 canned or frozen artichoke hearts, drained and thawed) ½ cup olive oil 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 1 medium yellow onion, roughly chopped 1 scallion, roughly chopped 1½ lbs. fresh or frozen shelled fava beans 1 tsp. flour 3 … Continue reading Aginares Me Koukia, from Saveur

Solitary Confinement on the way out

Solitary Confinement on the way out New York State has agreed to sweeping changes that will curtail the widespread use of solitary confinement to punish prison infractions, according to court papers filed on Wednesday. Under the agreement, New York becomes the largest prison system in the United States to bar the use of solitary confinement for … Continue reading Solitary Confinement on the way out

Celebrating-Failure: a book review

I recently read  Celebrating Failure  on Scribd. Unfortunately it is on the subscription side, so I don't know how much you will get for free but you can get it very inexpensively on and Amazon. There may be other places as well, check Froogle and see. For most people half way through the book … Continue reading Celebrating-Failure: a book review

Good Friday, May 3rd

Good Friday, May 3rd Reading from the Greek Orthodox Bible.When Friday dawned, Christ was sent bound from Caiaphas to Pontius Pilate, who was then Governor of Judea. Pilate interrogated Him in many ways, and once and again acknowledged that He was innocent, but to please the Jews, he later passed the sentence of death against Him. … Continue reading Good Friday, May 3rd