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Part 5: Matthew

Matthew as Hephaestus

A few months ago I texted Matt out of the blue asking him if I could visit him in Seattle. We hadn’t spoken in a minute, and the last time I’d seen him in person was in the midst of the chaos of graduation a couple years ago. 541 more words

Anthropology Friday: The Land of Perfection

Today we are continuing with excerpts from Smith’s Aborigine Myths and Legends. As usual, I am using “” instead of block quotes for readability. 1,062 more words

Human Migration, Cultures, And Species Of Exit

There Ain’t Room on this Planet for the Both of Us: The Nittaewo Genocide

“Most evolving lineages, human or otherwise, when threatened with extinction, don’t do anything special to avoid it” – George C. Williams

Nobody seems all that put out by the fact that… 2,346 more words


Dogmen and Cynocephali

There are a cluster of mythological or cryptozoological creatures that seem to straddle the line between humanoids and canines. Dogs (descendants of ancient wolves) were the first animals humans ever domesticated, so you can see why they would figure heavily in our folklore. 1,572 more words


The Siren by Kiera Cass

Kiera Cass’s book The Siren haunts my mind through the chilling character she created, Ocean.  Living on the east coast, I grew up spending summer vacations at the ocean.   778 more words

Book Review

The Encounter

I stood in a glass house at the edge of the sea.

I watched as the tide rose, gradually swallowing the house, waves breaking against glass walls, and over the glass roof, booming, rattling, trembling. 183 more words

Pluto - Even a planet can't be sure of its status

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New Horizons Spacecraft approaching Pluto

Pluto was formerly defined as the ninth and smallest planet in our solar system but on August 24, 2006 it was redefined as a dwarf planet, and the total number of planets was reduced to eight. 143 more words