March 26th, 2013

Comic Book Heroes and Critical Thinking

I love a good story.  I find myself telling stories often (probably a little more often than is necessary).  I love the connection I get to the characters their struggles.  I love sharing in their successes and learning from their failures.  I love a good story! There is no secret that I am a huge [Read More…]

January 23rd, 2013

On Pint-Sized Artists in the Presence of Masterpieces

It is no secret about me, that I love art. I am not a great artist… never will be, but that is the great thing about art… you can just be an appreciator, and that is how this #Dadventure began… One of the great things about homeschooling is we get to have adventures that supplement [Read More…]

October 29th, 2009

On Darth Vader as the Lord of the Dance

I think this speaks for itself:

October 20th, 2009

On My Skepticism

My Father called me up the other morning and asked me about my religious views. It was an interesting conversation for me as it allowed me to think back over the sequence of events that lead me to the place that I am today. in the past ten years I have gone from a devout [Read More…]

May 23rd, 2008

On Enuma Elish . . . the song of Marduk

Enuma Elish is the Babylonian Creation Myth. It is based on metaphors and symbols that were universally accepted. This creation myth varied depending on which Gods your tribe/city/locality worshiped. The version shared here was written in the 12th century BC on 7 clay tablets…

May 13th, 2008

On Egyptian Origins

Today I have chosen to focus on the Creation Myth from ancient Egypt. This story is one of the earliest creation stories. It conveys many of the themes that have been repeated in other creation myths over the centuries. As you read it my be an interesting exercise to see how many similarities the creation [Read More…]

May 2nd, 2008

Original Sin in Islam

Islam is one of the Abrahamic religions along with the Christian, Judaic, and Baha’i faiths (the principal Abrahamic religions) All three have a telling of the following story which is connected to the creation myth.