Postcards From the Edge

Postcards From the Edge

Shackle Slavery in America is Alive and Well

Shackle Slavery in America is Alive and Well

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...

The Origins of Religion, Where Does That Crazy Shit Come From?

The Origins of Religion

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.

Song of Ilium, a Story of War and Forbidden Love

Song of Ilium, a Story of War and Forbidden Love

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...

Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

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...

The Rights of Women

The Rights of Women

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...

Jupiter: God of the Sky

Jupiter: God of the Sky

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 Rat Pack

The Rat Pack

We salute the Rat Pack, a group of actors and musicians originally centered on Humphrey Bogart. In the mid-1960s it was the name used by the press and the general public to refer to a later group of entertainers after Bogart’s death. They called themselves several different names and...

The Secrets of Michelangelo

The Secrets of Michelangelo

When Michelangelo carved his masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture, do you think he was saying that David had some big balls to do what he did, or am I just extremely well endowed?

The Species That Almost Got It Right

The Species That Almost Got It Right

We will forever be known as “The Species that Almost Got it Right”. Throughout history, we have been notoriously wrong about everything. And although we are more often wrong than right we sometimes get pretty close.

Manufacturing Consent – The Art of Propaganda

Manufacturing Consent – The Art of Propaganda

It is the job of the propagandist to change the way people understand an issue. He wants to change the public’s actions and expectations in ways that are desirable to the ruling elite. For effective propaganda to succeed, it must also become a censor of information also. Not only filling...

Lands of the Bohemian Crown

Lands of the Bohemian Crown

The Boii tribe gave their name to the regions of Bohemia (Modern Day Czechoslovakia), Bologna (Northern Italy) and Bavaria (Southern Germany). They were one of the most influential of the ancient Celtic tribes during the late Iron Age. They first appear in history in connection with the...

Secrets of the Kama Sutra – The Rocking Chair

Secrets of the Kama Sutra – The Rocking Chair

Today is hump day and today’s sex position will help you hump your day away. The Rocking Chair begins with the guys on the bottom sitting with legs out flat. Girls you will straddle him facing away for maximum rocking motion. Be prepared for a workout as this is not your grandmothers...

The Course of Empire by Thomas Cole

The Course of Empire by Thomas Cole

The Course of Empire is a five-part series of paintings created by Thomas Cole in the years 1833-36. It is notable in part for reflecting popular American sentiments of the times, when many saw pastoralism as the ideal phase of human civilization, fearing that empire would lead to...

Carpe Diem "Seize the Day"

Carpe Diem “Seize the Day”

In Greek mythology, Saturn was called Cronus and was king of the cosmos for “untold ages”, his father was Uranus and his mother was Gaia (earth). Cronus seized power by castrating and killing his father Uranus. Like all tyrants, he too feared his demise, so Cronus had a bad habit of...

Leonardo da Vinci - Renaissance Man

Leonardo da Vinci – Renaissance Man

Leonardo da Vinci is probably most known for his famous paintings of the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. But painting is only one of his many amazing abilities. Born in 1452, Leonardo was a polymathic person skilled in painting, sculpture, architecture, music, science, math, engineering...

Hypatia of Alexandria, the Last Librarian of Alexandria

She was a mathematician, philosopher and the daughter of Theon Alexandricus, the last librarian of the Alexandria Library in the Museum of Alexandria. She was educated at Athens and in Italy; at about 400 AD, she became headmistress of the Platonist school at Alexandria, where she...

The Pursuit of Diarmuid and Grainne

The Pursuit of Diarmuid and Grainne

An epic tale from the Fenian Cycle of Irish mythology, it’s story of love, lust, broken trust, relentless passion and ultimate tragedy. Like all such stories which live a long life, and this story is at least seventeen centuries old, it concerns a love triangle. A familiar triangle, the...

Romeo and Juliet | Star-Crossed Lovers

Romeo and Juliet | Star-Crossed Lovers

Romeo and Juliet were two star-crossed lovers in William Shakespeare's most famous play. It does not make any specific moral statement about the relationships between love and society, religion, and family.

Why Are There Seven Days in a Week?

Why Are There Seven Days in a Week?

Did you ever wonder why we have seven days in a week? As it turns out the seven day week is based on the moon and not the sun. There are 29 days to the moons cycle which breaks down into 4 seven day periods with 1 day of what is called a New Moon (also called the Dark Moon) and is not...

The Seventh Son of the Seventh Son

The Seventh Son of the Seventh Son

Belief in the special gifts of a Seventh Son (and Daughter) can be found in Folklore throughout the world. In France, The Seventh Son was called a ‘Marcou’ and branded with a fleur-de-lis. Captains of Merchant Ships would try, ‘often by force if necessary’ to have a Seventh Son on ship as...

The Seven Sisters of the Pleiades

The Seven Sisters of the Pleiades

The Pleiades, located more than 400 light-years away in the Taurus constellation, are the subject of many legends and writings throughout the world. Greek mythology holds that the great hunter Orion saw the Pleiades as they walked through the Boeotian countryside, and fancied them. He...

Seven Wonders of Ancient Greece

Seven Wonders of Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece was a land of breathtaking beauty where science, math and art combined to produce some of the world’s greatest marvels of architecture and design. From prehistoric places to bold symbols of victory, the seven wonders of ancient Greece still stir hold us in awe to this day.

The Seven Ages of Man

The Seven Ages of Man

Seven Ages of Man is from the romantic comedy “As You Like It”, written by William Shakespeare. It is set in the forest of Arden, where the senior Duke lives in exile with a band of loyal courtiers. These lines are spoken by one of the characters, Jaques, who is given to a lot of...

The Legend of the Seven Sleepers

The Legend of the Seven Sleepers

The Seven Sleepers story appears to be primarily a Christian story as it also has variations in the Muslim, Arabic, Scandinavian, German, Hungarian, and Welsh mythology. The basic story goes that during the time of the Roman emperor Decius, around 250 AD, seven young men were accused of...

Kama Sutra The Art Of Making Love

Kama Sutra The Art Of Making Love

The Kama Sutra is an ancient Indian Hindu text widely considered to be the standard work on human sexual behavior. A portion of the work consists of practical advice on sexual intercourse. It is largely in prose, with many inserted anustubh poetry verses. “Kāma” which is one of the three...