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Ancient Aliens vs. Real Archeology

Ancient Aliens vs. Real Archeology

A meticulous documentary film, a point by point repudiation of the Ancient Aliens series.  Well done, very compelling, and entertaining.  You will learn quite a bit about ancient cultures and dignify their achievements with the veneration that they justly merit.  We viewed it in sections, not […]

Free! Download 19th Century  Japanese Master Woodprints

Free! Download 19th Century Japanese Master Woodprints

  #Ukiyo-e, or ukiyo-ye (浮世絵, Japanese: [u.ki.jo.e], “pictures of the floating world”), is a genre of art that flourished in Japan from the 17th through 19th centuries. Its artists produced woodblock prints and paintings of such subjects as female beauties; kabuki actors and sumo wrestlers; scenes […]

Gojira

Gojira

“Godzilla does not feel emotion…Godzilla is emotion” I imagine that you find this ridiculous.  Far from it.  This documentary from the BBC begins with the birth of the Godzilla phenomenon as an embodiment of the collective  anxiety, helplessness and rage of the Japanese people after WWII. […]

Medieval Sephardic Music | performance

Medieval Sephardic Music | performance

Medieval Jewish music of  Spain.  Beautiful. Exotic to our ears, ethereal and rhythmic. Above is a long playlist of 26 pieces of Spanish Sephardic music.  The first performances are by “Ensemble Fontegara”.  They are period pieces featured at the beginning of the playlist.  I have not […]

Cha Qu 茶趣: How water affects the taste of tea

Cha Qu 茶趣: How water affects the taste of tea

Chinese see everything in the world as a manifestation of either a male or female principle. For example, water is female, which means tea must be male. A funny thing is that when a boy chases or flirts with a girl, it is called “to brew – […]

יום השואה Yom Ha’Shoa

“Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day” Yom HaZikaron laShoah ve-laG’vurah יום הזיכרון לשואה ולגבורה; Today the world  remembers an atrocity we would not like to remember, so painful and horrid beyond imagination.   The Shoa: The Holocaust.  We also remember the perpetrators and those who worked […]

"Today is a good day to die" redefined

"Today is a good day to die" redefined

There is a well-known misquote of Crazy Horse: “Today is a good day to die.” As such, it seems a grand statement of heroic, selfless, sacrifice in the face of an impossible feat, one from which you will likely not return. Stoic machismo. A fearless slap in the face for Death. I admit it appeals to me. Crazy Horse’s actual words translate into English as…
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Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day

Saint Valentine Valentine was a holy priest in Rome, who, with St. Marius and his family, assisted the martyrs in the persecution under Claudius II. He was apprehended, and sent by the emperor to the prefect of Rome, who, on finding all his promises to make him renounce his faith ineffectual, commanded him […]

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day

  He was said to have supported young couples in a time when marriage was banned for young men.   Emperor Claudius II desperately needed soldiers, not lovers. Saint Valentine Valentine was a holy priest in Rome, who, with St. Marius and his family, assisted the […]

ancient love

ancient love

This is a beautiful piece.  A 3000 year old Egyptian love song in the original language.  A language you have most likely never heard vocalized.  Accompanied  by an Egyptian harp.  The poem, lyric, is exquisite.  The type of thing I live to experience.  Music and […]



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