Three Guatemalan sages burned wood resin, seeds, fruits and flowers on a beach outside Havana in a ceremony marking the end of a Mayan calendar cycle that some have wrongly interpreted as a prediction of a looming apocalypse. Raising their hands to the sky and praying in their indigenous language, they kissed each offering before … [Read the full story]
I went to the cemetery yesterday to lay some flowers on a grave. As I was standing there, I noticed 4 grave diggers walking about with a coffin. Three hours later and they’re still walking about with it. I thought to myself…they’ve lost the plot !
“Don’t send me flowers when I’m dead. If you like me, send them while I’m alive”
On February 14 around the year 278 A.D., Valentine, a holy priest in Rome in the days of Emperor Claudius II, was executed. Under the rule of Claudius the Cruel, Rome was involved in many unpopular and bloody campaigns. The emperor had to maintain a strong army, but was having a difficult time getting soldiers … [Read the full story]