Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Ancient Governments and Now

We passed a balanced city budget last night at the Bellemeade City Commission meeting without raising taxes.
I am a happy Mayor this morning.
I think about all the ancient city governments who also have to deal with taxes and spending issues. That is the price we pay for civilization.
Big Grin

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Personal Life Cycles

All living things have life cycles. They are born, hatched, germinate, or branch off from a parent plant. They mature and reproduce and then get out of the way for the next generation to take over and do the same thing. This is the way of life. For humans it is what happens in the big middle of all that life cycle that makes us who we are.
We have extended our natural life cycle so that we do not get out of the way of following generations as fast as we use to do. The average life span has gone from forty something to the mid seventies. Though humans have always had the capacity to reach the century mark very few did but now many do and the percentage is growing.
As one who is retired and in my late sixties I am facing questions of what to do with the next forty years. I know I should do that because my gene pool is long lived with many of my ancestors living past ninety and some past the hundred mark. I want to make the later part of my life cycle count as much as the first and perhaps more.
What about your life cycle?What

Monday, February 22, 2010

New Discovery

Here is a link to a new discovery. It is the oldest known Temple yet to be found.
Check it outChin

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Jaw Bone

Dig this jaw Bone!Cool

Netta the anthropologist on the dig is holding a jaw bone from the tomb we were excavating. She extracted a molar from it to send to the lab and get DNA for study.
The rest of that skull can be seen in the blue tub. We later glued it back together. So cool!  Cool

Monday, January 18, 2010

Two Faces

Ashkelon Dig

This is one a many bones I excavated at the Canaanite tombs in Ashkelon. He had a nice smile and not one cavity in it.
The hotel in the back ground is where the dig team lived for seven weeks.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A voice from the past

KCL links me with a dig buddy from Ashkelon
The young man in the picture is from Canada in Newfoundland, his name is Matt but we all called him Newfi. He was on our Tomb Team excavating tombs in Ashkelon.
After more than ten years of no contact he make a comment on my Jesus Boat post in my KCL dig blog. He had been living in England and was working on a masters degree. He is now back in Newfoundland and is newly married and wanting to renew old  dig contacts.
It was so good to hear from him again