My heart goes out to people with maladies of the spirit and mind. Their pain goes unnoticed in our world of iPhones, Apps and pads. I have been humbled, having lived with the poorest of the poor. And I have never met a rich man who didn't need Jesus. Such moves me. Everyone needs to express themselves, if for nothing more than to banter to the void. We get to, you know, 'cause we're barely above the animals. Some are better at it than others. I don't try to be profound in my writing. Simplicity holds a key. So, rather than plunder the depths of wisdom and insight, I write of that which inspires me. May there always be greatness in the person next to me.
Diedra Prost is a research Ph.D. candidate in Egyptology working at a Philadelphia museum. While relaxing with a group of friends at a salad mixer, a topic of discussion touches upon a myth foreign to her way of thinking. The material so disturbs her, she determines to research it further in order to dispel the apprehension that has come to grip her.
Published: July 30, 2014.
Fiction » Historical » General
Nineteen year old Kassi is challenged to believe the unbelievable. There are puzzeling questions regarding her family history. Only by climbing Wondiboi Mountain can she find the answers. Could a race of giants, both human and reptile, have truly existed where she lives? Is it possible some remnant remains? What Kassi encounters is both terrifying and reassuring. Can she really believe?
The Hindus of Bali believe that cremation releases the soul so that it can continue it's journey through to reincarnation. Destruction of the host is primary for successive incarnations of that soul. This is a brief account of the ngaben ceremony held in Ubud, Bali in 1992. The photographs were taken by the author and complement the account.
Bullied to brazen describes Justin Teaguely's passage from childhood to adolescence. His challenges are numberous, as are his experiences. When thirteen, an old man enters his life and everything changes. He vows an oath, the substance of which, becomes his paramont, life-changing mission: to solve the treasure mystery!