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Our little neighborhood: Voyager 1’s famous Earth-Moon photo.

The above photo was taken 37 years ago today, on September 18, 1977, from the space probe Voyager 1. It is the first photo ever taken of the Earth and … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

42 Historical People, No. 5: Kartir, Zoroastrian priest.

After a long lapse (occasioned by my absence), tonight we return to the “42 Historical People” series! Why don’t more people know what Zoroastrianism is? The faith of ancient Iran, … Continue reading

September 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

A landmark 632 years in the making: the odyssey of Cologne Cathedral.

One hundred and thirty-four years ago today, on August 14, 1880, a dedication ceremony was held to celebrate the completion of Cologne Cathedral in Cologne, Germany. Kaiser Wilhelm I attended … Continue reading

August 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

A crime still so bitter: the fall of Jerusalem in the First Crusade.

Today 915 years ago, on July 15, 1099, one of the most heinous and barbarous war crimes in the long bloody history of the human race occurred on the soil … Continue reading

July 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision is wrong–as a matter of faith.

I don’t often comment on news or current events on this blog, though I have done so a few times. This blog is primarily about history, writing, and things that … Continue reading

July 3, 2014 · 4 Comments

Marie Laveau: Voodoo, Race and Female Power

Originally posted on A R T L▼R K:
On the 16th of June 1881, Marie Laveau, Louisiana Creole ‘princess’ of Voodoo, died in New Orleans, Louisiana, aged 79. “A…

June 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Metal for Friday: Orphaned Land, “Norra El Norra” [video].

I have my iPod on random shuffle while I’m doing research in the library, and yesterday a song by the awesome Israeli prog/death metal band Orphaned Land happened to come … Continue reading

June 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Disappeared: Lee Cutler, missing 7 years.

The disappearance of Lee Sterling Cutler, age 18, from Buffalo Grove, Illinois is one of the more famous missing persons cases of the past decade, having been profiled on an … Continue reading

May 27, 2014 · 9 Comments

A tangled tapestry of faith and prophecy: the Fátima events.

A few days ago when I started planning this article I expected to write a short, fairly straightforward description of the events surrounding Our Lady of Fátima, a fascinating episode that … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Earth Panorama: The Western Wall, Jerusalem, Israel.

This is one of the most recognizable sets of ruins in the world, and the center of the world of Judaism: the Western Wall in Jerusalem. The wall, also known as … Continue reading

May 1, 2014 · 2 Comments
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