Happy Three King’s Day! ¡Feliz Día de Los Tres Reyes Magos!

The original post of mine that this is adapted from can be found here: _______________________________ Happy Three King’s Day! ¡Feliz Día de Los Tres Reyes Magos! On the feast of the Epiphany, Christians celebrate the manifestation of the Incarnation of Jesus Christ. Traditionally, it is also celebrated as the day the Continue Reading →

Happy Beltane/MayDay!

Happy Beltane/May Day, everyone! In celebration of Beltane/May Day, I’m posting up a bawdy little song about May celebrating that is straight from the Renaissance. I used to sing this and other madrigal songs when I was in madrigal choir in high school. Really though, pay attention to the words Continue Reading →

Santa Issues & Other Thoughts – One Blogger’s Perspective

Let me start this off by saying that as one who celebrates Christmas, I actually don’t mind most of the trappings of the holiday. My issue is Santa! Yes…Santa. Somehow, the American-version of Santa has always fallen short for me.  Here’s why: 1. I’m too smart for own good: I figured Continue Reading →

North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Il reported dead >> Reflections

It has been a tumultuous year in regards to geopolitics  sociopolitics with several rather infamous world figures having died over the past year. First, Osama Bin Laden, then, Muammar Gaddafi, and now Kim Jong-Il. Twitter, the blogoshpere , Facebook, and the news networks are all buzzing non-stop over North Korean Continue Reading →

Martes Trece- Bad Luck Tuesday!

People in Anglo-Saxon cultures tend to watch their backs and think of the prime day for bad luck as being on Friday the 13th. Meanwhile, in Spain, Latin America, and Greece Tuesday is the day to look out for. (Friday the 13th is a day I am a fan of Continue Reading →

Of compound eyes and hallucinogenic evolution

I’ve always been a fan of the paleontology and like many children I went through a dinosaur phase. (Complete with making my parents buying those mail order fossils and chunks of petrified wood.) It is the reason why this article about the apex predator of the seas, 500 million years Continue Reading →

LED bulbs hit 100 watts as federal ban looms (via Associated Press)

The warm, amber light of incandescent light bulbs is on its way out, ending a 130-year relationship with Thomas Edison’s invention that brightened the modern world. While this does mean that mood lighting will be a lot harder to come by, developments in technologies are now moving forward with more Continue Reading →

Osama Bin Laden Confirmed Dead >> What does this mean?

Twitter, the blogoshpere , Facebook, and the news networks are all buzzing non-stop over this. The questions that run to the forefront of my mind are: What does this mean for America and the world now? Will the troops be pulled out? Will the situation of the global economy improve? Continue Reading →

My Austria Trip (November 2010)

Here is one of the first catch-up posts. (I should be working on my thesis, but I honestly need a brain break.) There won’t be too many of these since I want to post about fresh events and need to finish my thesis. I visited Innsbruck ,Austria from November 10 Continue Reading →

Things We Say Wrong via WhatYouOughtToKnow

This video captures, in a nutshell, most of the butchered  language that make English teachers and writers cringe. At the same time, these language differences capture differences in socioeconomic class, geography, and the formality or informality of a situation. Related Articles The Fossils of Concepts (3quarksdaily.com) Mysterious language spoken by Continue Reading →