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The Epic of Gilgamesh: A World-building analysis

I’m slightly embarrassed to admit that I read The Epic of Gilgamesh for the first time only about a month ago. It’s not long; about half of the 125-page book I borrowed is scholarly background and analysis. 1,838 more words


Time's Up, My Friends

In an earlier post, I asked, “If I could convince you that every trace and memory of your existence on this earth will disappear within a comparatively short time after your death, how would you choose to live your life?” Or, to put it another way, “At the End of Days, why plant a tree?” 772 more words


Rx: Sabbath

Today, Saturday, I resolved to avoid anything beyond my own un-amplified perception: Everything that is media in its commercial sameness and insensate iterations of horrendous worldly violence, pathos, warfare, or famine in the name of gods, nations, and dogmas. 619 more words

Philosophical Essays

International Beer Day

Most people enjoy a glass of beer right now but did you ever wondered how beer was discovered?

The origins of beer date back to the end of the Ice Age, around 10,000 BC, when people in the area known as the Fertile Crescent – present-day Middle East and Egypt – were producing wild cereal grains in abundance. 118 more words


Sacred Kings of Mesopotamia

Mesopotamia, which means “land between the rivers” encompassed the fertile geographical area between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in present day Iraq and parts of Syria,Turkey and Iran. 1,133 more words

World Tree