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Sleeping With the Mayans

We all have that moment of self-recognition, when we realize that “it’s not all about you .” I remember this moment well; I was sleeping amongst the Mayans.   280 more words


Wednesday's Book Review: "The Great Warming"

The Great Warming: Climate Change and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations. By Brian Fagan. New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2008.

Is there anyone who is not familiar with the concept of global warming? 388 more words


One thousand days of darkness

It seems that the Mayans were right. They predicted that the world would end in December 2012. (OK—I know that they did not really predict that. 620 more words


What time forgot

I’m sitting on a balcony overlooking a place that time and civilization appear to have forgotten.  One look at the early morning waters just off the leeward side of the island of Cozumel and you’d swear this is where the great imagineer who put our visual palette together first conceived of that intoxicating hue between blue and green. 265 more words


Who are the Maya and Where Did they Come From, Anyway?

“Maya” is the common name for the massive cultural complex that once spanned almost 8 degrees of latitude and that after 3,000 years, still distinguishes itself in Mesoamerica. 772 more words


A Guide to Getting to Tikal: The Ancient Mayan Civilization

Situated in a region of the world where infrastructure is not its forte, Tikal, Guatemala can be a little difficult to get to! There are two major ways of getting there: driving or flying, neither of which are favorable, economically or logistically. 671 more words