Visiting Dura Europos

I look forward to visiting Dura Europos myself one day.  Here’s a fun travel-logue by a traveler:  Dura Europos was certainly the most attractive archaeological site I visited in Syria. A ruined citadel sits atop a ridge overlooking the river and a large city wall that is still defined in several places bounds the entire……

Hard Day’s Night

I’ve been working like a dog lately (mostly on ReveNews). Looking forward to things calming down next week so that I can enjoy life again on a full night’s rest. xkcd – A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language – By Randall Munroe

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iPod Touch

want…  iPod touch first hands-on – Engadget

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Reasons to Love Asheville

Sidewalk existentialism (or nihilism? or optimism?) from the great Ashevegas blog. Socrates would be in Asheville if he were still around. Ashvegas – Journal – Good question

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Chupacabra Found??

Chupacabras are a popular part of the (fascinating) cryptozoology scene.  This looks more like a coyote or feral dog to me, but I’m no expert… But the roadkill she found last month outside her ranch was a new one even for her, worth putting in a freezer hidden from curious onlookers: Canion believes she may have……

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Money Means More than Our Nation’s Health to Some Republicans

Thanks, Bush…  In an attempt to raise the nation’s historically low rate of breast-feeding, federal health officials commissioned an attention-grabbing advertising campaign a few years ago to convince mothers that their babies faced real health risks if they did not breast-feed. It featured striking photos of insulin syringes and asthma inhalers topped with rubber nipples.……

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New ReveNews

The new ReveNews site is slowly resolving across the interwebs. You can even email me at my new (mostly) default email addy: sam@revenews.com Official re-launch of ReveNews on Monday.  ReveNews

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Assyrian, Babylonian, Sumerian Translator Created

Wow… great news:  “A new online translator that can translate Assyrian, Babylonian, Sumerian and Egyptian hieroglyphics (1 of the 3 types anyway) has been developed. This is the first time I ever saw a translator for cuneiform. Something like this would be great for translating interesting historical records like the Amarna Letters.” Slashdot | Assyrian, Babylonian,……

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Feist

If you like good music, watch this.  StumbleVideo – Feist

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