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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012 AND THE ENGINE OF TIME

My Christmas and New Year season has been largely devoted to reading as much as possible about the antiquated and quite destructed cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, Italy, as also the surrounding areas that included other equally destroyed settlements (Stabiae, Opiontis, Boscoreale with additional architectural remains and explorations found in the neighboring area at Boscocetrasae, […]

I’M REMINDED, AGAIN, OF HERCULANEUM

PENSIVE. Friday, Saturday, Sunday and most of yesterday,the noonday hour here in Orange County, CA was deceptively like a normal day’s six o’clock in an evening. The air outside was thick with falling ash, the plants outside were covered in fallen ash, and on Sunday, the air outside was barely breathable. But, at least, it […]