Meant to Struggle

I love the Bible. I’m a Christian and a person of faith, so that’s (supposedly) a given. However, I really do love what I consider to be this set of inspired texts that has influenced and shaped the development of our species to such an extreme level that it’s simply unimaginable to think what our … Continue reading Meant to Struggle

Temple Run Movie?

Wasn’t that called Raiders of the Lost Ark with Indiana Jones? The Temple Run movie would tell the story of “an explorer who, having stolen an idol from a temple, is chased by demonic forces,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. via Warner Bros. developing Temple Run movie adaptation | Polygon. Continue reading Temple Run Movie?

Writing on the Wall

I definitely just ordered Writing on the Wall as it combines two of my favorite things… the social internet and anthropological archaeology… Papyrus rolls and Twitter have much in common: They were their generation’s signature means of “instant” communication. Indeed, as Tom Standage reveals in his scintillating new book, social media is anything but a … Continue reading Writing on the Wall

How Gorillas Got Their Name

Learn something every day… Gorilla – Wikipedia: “The American physician and missionary Thomas Staughton Savage and naturalist Jeffries Wyman first described the western gorilla (they called it Troglodytes gorilla) in 1847 from specimens obtained in Liberia. The name was derived from Greek Γόριλλαι (Gorillai), meaning ‘tribe of hairy women’, described by Hanno the Navigator, a … Continue reading How Gorillas Got Their Name

Indiana Jones, UChicago and an Amazing Tale of Misplaced Mail

So insanely awesome (and yes, I will DRIVE up to Chicago for the Indiana Jones exhibit): UChicago College Admissions, Mischief Managed For those of you who have…: “According to Paul, this package was en route from him in Guam to his intended recipient IN ITALY (registered mail confirmation attached) when it must have fallen out … Continue reading Indiana Jones, UChicago and an Amazing Tale of Misplaced Mail