Category Archives: History

Sorghum – An Interesting Useful Plant

A wandering exploration of Sorghum, the 5th most produced grain in the world, with a bit on uses and more on growing conditions. Small historical perspectives added. Continue reading

Posted in Emergency Preparation and Risks, History, Plants - Seeds - Gardening | Tagged , , , , , , | 11 Comments

News Bits and Misc. Stuff

I’m going to take the ‘saved links’ for several different things and put them in one posting. In some cases they don’t justify a posting on their own, in others it’s just more effective to “get ‘r done” than sit … Continue reading

Posted in Favorites, History, Human Interest, Political Current Events, Science Bits | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Where are the “Pillars Of Hercules”?

Can we properly define just where are the “Pillars of Hercules” and from that narrow down where Atlantis might have been? Is there some other reference to a land of similar sort and placement, but not part of the Atlantis story of Solon? I think so. Continue reading

Posted in History | Tagged , , | 10 Comments

Summary On First Liquid Stone Experiment

After a year of aging in the corner, the results of a first very rough test of ‘liquid stone’ tech as it might have evolved from junk on an Egyptian trash heap near an embalming site or near a glass or clay working shop. Continue reading

Posted in Earth Sciences, History, Tech Bits | Tagged , , | 11 Comments

What Does Economic / Political Collapse Look Like?

An interesting write up of a perspective on the collapse of the FSU, and what an American collapse might expect, if similar. Continue reading

Posted in Emergency Preparation and Risks, History, Human Interest | Tagged , , , , | 33 Comments

Some Thoughts On Russia

Is it useful to look at the present world stage through the lens of prior Empires? Continue reading

Posted in History, Political Current Events | Tagged , , , , , , | 74 Comments

Who were the People Of The Sea?

The Sea People are a mystery of ancient history. They swept over the Mediterranean and almost into Egypt as civilizations fell during one of the Dark Ages of ancient times. A mixed crew of unknown origin, they then faded back from whence they came. I think there are some speculative clues that may point to who they were. Continue reading

Posted in History | Tagged , , , , | 32 Comments