After the destruction of Delphi the gods needed a new oracle to distribute their wisdom and found it in the Oracle of Argo. In the modern age the Oracle of Argo imparts her wisdom here on Postcards from the Edge from time to time. Today the Oracle will deliver 12 readings, one for each house in the Zodiac, written in poetic dactylic hexameters. Well maybe not so poetic and definitely not in dactylic hexameters. Without further adieu, let’s begin.
The Grand Canyon National Park can only truly be experienced in person to fully appreciate is size and scope. This unique combination of color and grandeur that follows the Colorado River for 277 miles and is up to 18 miles wide and a mile deep. The Grand Canyon overwhelms the senses through its immense size.
There is no difference between a Tourist or Explorer. Tourists are the largest group of Explorers. Most people have some curiosity in them, the question is how much. My definition of a Tourist is not based on attitude or appearance but how a person travels. I have played the tourist role at some points in my life. Tourists rely on agents to plan their adventure. The degree of danger or difficulty has no bearing on the adventure or the Tourist classification.
The C&C 36 Sailboat is an exceptional ship with an impressive pedigree. By far it is the best ship I have sailed. They are high performance ships with attractive interiors that can sail well in a variety of conditions.
Located at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay this cove does not offer any anchorage but it does have an excellent marina named Little Creek Marina. This marina shares the The Little Creek Inlet with the US Navy and a commercial fishing fleet. When you enter the inlet you must keep a sharp eye out for the first turn on the right side where the marina is located.
The Arizona State Fair is a blast for kids and families. The fair is held every year at the Arizona State Fairgrounds in Phoenix Arizona. It was first held in 1884 and has had interruptions for various reasons like cotton crop failures to the Great Depression and the World Wars.
“The Croods” are an eccentric family of cavemen, who survive the harsh terrain by living accordingly to a strict set of rules. But when their home is destroyed in the wake of an impending disaster known as “The End”, they are forced to leave their home of shelter and security, and into the wilderness of the unknown to find a new home.
Flag Harbor Yacht Haven is a hidden treasure, a safe haven, nestled among the wooded Calvert Cliffs on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. Slips are available for sale or rent. The marina amenities include heated/air conditioned bathrooms/showers, a swimming pool, a covered picnic pavilion with grills, a fish cleaning station, a dinghy dock with storage area and an on-site Marine Service.
No we are not talking about Deep Dish Pizza. We are talking about spicing things up in the bedroom so grab your sex partners and give this Kama Sutra sex position a try.
Themistocles lead the Greek fleet to victory against the Persian fleet of Xerxes I at the naval battle of Salamis in 480 BCE. Some historians believe that a Persian victory would have slowed the development of Ancient Greece, and by extension all western civilization, arguing that the Battle of Salamis is one of the most significant events in human history.
Is it a biological need to communicate the every feeling they have? Why must they include every irrelevant piece of information in their stories? Most women will tell you that men do not share their feelings and never talk about anything.
This is a racing boat, built with an oversized rig and a long keel but it has surprising amount of comfort. The Irwin 30 Competition is designed to race first and double as a daysailer.
She is fitted with a tall rig, deep keel, Atomic 4 engine, stack pack for the main, self tailing winches, GPS chartplotter, backlit gimbaled compass, tilt steering.
My favorite of all the Sci Fi movies. When the first series aired on television in 1978, I was not impressed. It was a nice try but they just did not have the story developed enough and the acting was so bad. However in 2004 the Syfy Channel produced Battlestar Galactica (BSG) the storyline was much better, the special effects were amazing and the acting was world class.
Rock Hall is billed as “The Pearl of the Chesapeake”, and this unique waterfront town is located on the eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay. It is definitely a tourist town but it’s small with a population of only 1,310 people and never seems to be crowded.
You will not need a bed for this one making it right for bus stops, night club corners, back alleys or any other place you find your self. You will both be standing with the girls back against the front of the guy. Now girls lean slightly forward, keeping your back straight and your hands on your thighs, you can also brace yourself against a wall. Guys from behind her you will Stand and Deliver, not to quick, but fast enough you do not get caught.
Release date: June 25, 2010 (USA) Directors: Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger If you want a shockingly honest look at how an empire works then you will want to see the movie Restrepo. It is billed as “Chronicling the hard work, fear and brotherhood that come with repelling a deadly enemy.” In my opinion that statement […]
Who was the first to circumnavigate the world? The answer you receive will depend on who you ask. If you ask most of the world they will either say Joshua Slocum or Ferdinand Magellan, however both answers are wrong. If you ask someone from Spain they will say Juan Sebastián Elcano but that answer is only 1/18th correct. The world’s first circumnavigation was completed by 18 people not just one. Now sit back and discover the tha amazing journey that started with 270 men and ended with only 18.
5 December 1484 Pope Innocent VIII began the holocaust against women with his directive, Summis Desiderantes Affectibus, which recognized the existence of witches and gave full papal approval for the inquisition eam to move against witches and starting 300 years of extreme violence against women. The peak of witch hunting was during the European wars of religion, climaxing from 1580 to 1630. The witch hunts declined in the early 18th century, culminating with the British Witchcraft Act of 1735, but there were sporadic witch-trials until the last known which trial in 1782.
Dreamkeeper is a 2003 film written by John Fusco and directed by Steve Barron. The film recounts 10 Indian legends from the from the Cheyenne, Pawnee, Lakota, Blackfeet, Kiowa, Mohawk and Crow tribes.
This past spring Stephen bought a 28 ft Columbia 8.7 sailboat. He asked me to come and help him move it from the hardstand in Baltimore to his new marina on the Chesapeake Bay. His sailboat needed quite a bit of work before it could be put into the water.
Joshua Slocum was the first man to sail solo around the world. He was born in Nova Scotian and a naturalised American citizen. He was a sailor, adventurer, and a noted writer. In Fairhaven, Massachusetts, he rebuilt the 36′ 9″ gaff rigged sloop oyster boat named Spray. In 1900 he wrote a book about his journey Sailing Alone Around the World, which became an international best-seller. He disappeared at sea in November 1909 while aboard his boat, the Spray.
Earth moves closest to the sun on January 4, 2017 at around 9:17 am EST. This event is called the Earth’s Perihelion. Meanwhile, the December Solstice took place on December 21 at at 3:44 AM EST. At the Perihelion in January the Earth is 91 million miles from the sun, in contrast it is 94 million miles away at the July Aphelion. During the winter solstice the Earth’s Southern Hemisphere is tilted most toward the sun and it’s mid summer in the southern hemisphere.
On Christmas day, Dec 25th 2016, French skipper Thomas Coville set a new record in solo non-stop round the world sailing. He broke the previous record of 57 days and 13 hours had been held by fellow Frenchman Francis Joyon after a trip that took just 49 days, 3 hours, 7 minutes and 38 seconds making him the fastest sailor in the world.
In the summer of 2016 I took a little trip from St Michaels, MD to Port Huron, MI. My route took 5 weeks and 1,162 Nautical Miles and was for the most part fun. When I reached Albany NY I took down the mast and the real work began. My first lock was at Troy NY at an elevation of 15 feet above sea level. The Erie Canal lifted my boat to a height of 420 ft. in Whitesboro, NY. and back down the mountain range to Phoenix, NY where we took a right on the Oswego Canal.
The Bureau of Prisons contracts its constitutional and moral responsibility to build, manage and maintain the American prison system out to modern day slave owners like the CoreCivic Corporation. This corporation trades its stock based on how many prisoners it has. So not only are they receiving taxpayer money to run the joint but they make extra off the stock market for each prisoner they have. That does not include the money they exploit from the inmates and their families whenever they visit and the sale of necessities people need to live.
Every myth, Egyptian, Greek, Roman or otherwise, that has ever been told or written, varies in its telling. The basic themes are repeated in many of our myths, but details and even story lines will differ considerably, from village to village and eon to eon.
The Iliad is sometimes referred to as the Song of Ilium. It’s an ancient Greek epic poem in dactylic hexameter. The story is set during the Trojan War, a decade long war for the city of Troy or Ilium in ancient Greek. Lead by King Agamemnon, the coalition of Greek states laid siege of the city of Troy.
Les Misérables, translated from the French as The Miserable Ones, The Wretched, The Poor Ones, The Wretched Poor, or The Victims , is an 1862 French novel by author Victor Hugo and is widely considered one of the greatest novels of the 19th century. It follows the lives and interactions of several French characters over a twenty-year period in the early 19th century, starting in 1815.
In America it is often said “In Muslim countries, women are routinely abused by their husbands” however, more than a 250,000 American women reported that they had been raped or sexually assaulted to the police. American women suffer 4.8 million physical assaults and rapes annually in the U.S. from their spouse or partner, and one-third of women who are murdered each year by their spouse or partner.
In Roman mythology Jupiter was the God of the Sky, Thunder and Lightning, Law, Order and Justice. He was the central deity in the Archaic Triad, the pre-Christian Trinity if you will. The Archaic Triad was made up of 3 gods. Jupiter, the father, and his son Mars and Quirinus the god of the state of Rome. (The Father Son and Holy Ghost)